Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Empties - Products I've Used Up | 005


Hello and welcome to my fifth empties post! They're always my favourites write and to read from other bloggers too. I love seeing what items people like enough to use up, or that they hate-use their way through. It's also really freeing to finally be able to throw out all of this rubbish that I've been keeping in my drawers for a few months. 

You might notice my photos looks a little different compared to normal in this post. On Sunday when I was setting up to take pictures I discovered that my soft boxes had broken. It was too late to buy new ones and it was such an overcast day. I did the best I could, and I actually don't hate how they look. Kind of cosy in a way. I still haven't replaced them, so if you have any lighting recs let me know! I'm torn on whether to replace them or try a ring light instead. Anyway, on to the empties:

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

The Balm Meet Matte Shmaker Palette Review and Swatches

Hello and welcome to another eyeshadow palette review. This time I'll be giving you my thoughts on the Meet Matte Shmaker palette by The Balm. It's the newest in the Meet Matte line, and the first of them to include shimmer shadows. I've had my eye on it since it was released, so I was pretty excited when it was sent to me. I've never tried The Balm's shadows before, so I was definitely interested to see if the formula is all it's hyped up to be.

First things first: the packaging. I'm not usually one for overly cutesy packaging, but I do like this. It's sweet without being sickly (at least for my taste). I know it won't be for everyone, but it avoids being in the Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons "childrens makeup" category for me. I also like the slim cardboard packaging. It's more lightweight than plastic, and so much better for the environment. I know some people think it looks cheaper, but I would rather something take up less space in my drawers and be a little more travel friendly. 

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Anti-Haul - What I'm Not Gonna Buy | 001

Hello and welcome to a new little series on my blog! After watching and reading and just all around loving Anti-Hauls for so long, I wanted to dip my toes in the water. Now, if you've not heard of them before, they are basically a list of products that I will not be purchasing. I suggest watching a few of Kimberly Clark's so that you can sing what I'm not gonna buyyyyy in your head just like I do everytime I see the words Anti-Haul. 

With all the talk of what new releases excite us and what products we're currently loving, I felt like I should be sharing the products that don't interest me. Whether it be due to the price, or if it's just not my style. It can be interesting to see different takes on things like that. I might say a product looks ugly while you may immediately add it to your cart. So let's get into the new and upcoming releases that I will not be buying:

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Swatching My Highlighter Collection

This post is one I've been thinking about doing for a while. I love highlighters and I know I'm not the only one. I wanted to have a little visual archive for myself to help keep track of what I already have. By type (liquid, cream or powder), and by colour. I've never felt overwhelmed by my highlighter collection, but I'm definitely at the point where I don't need to buy any more.

I think I have all of my bases covered at this point and I probably have a few I could declutter too. I think this will be helpful for me to (hopefully) avoid buying things which I have dupes for. It was also interesting for me to see current dupes I have in my collection. I'll go through each of the products individually down below. Hopefully you find this helpful in some way, I know I'll be referring back to it next time I'm considering buying a new highlighter. For reference I am fair with yellow undertones (Mac NC10 or Nars Siberia). 

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

What's In My Travel Makeup Bag? - Weekend Trip Edition

If you've seen my last post you'll know that I recently had a little weekend trip to Flinders. I love reading about what makeup people take away with them when they go on holidays, so I thought I'd share mine. It was a quick two night stay, so I tried really hard not to over-pack. I'm sure we've all been guilty of thinking we might need three different blushes for a week long trip before. 

We drove up on a Friday and came home on Sunday, so I tried to narrow down the skincare I took to only what I would actually have a chance to use. I could have probably been a little more cut-throat, but I did still want to be able to enjoy having a small routine. Of course I made sure to pack my beloved Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask. I've made a habit of slathering my face with this every night. The Ren Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial is one of my favourite masks for travelling. It's not at all messy, is quick to use and makes my skin feel immediately better. The packaging also doesn't take up much space and isn't prone to breaking.


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