Things I keep buying over and over again

top beauty favourites No matter how many products I try and buy there are certain things that I keep buying over and over again, why? Because they are damn good! Isn’t it funny that even when you have quite a selection of products to choose from there will always be that one that you’ll choose first over the others. Continue reading



Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit VS AC On Tour by Australis

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit VS the AC On Tour Contouring and Highlighting Kit – which one should you chose?

Firstly, a little background information on my experiences with the two. I purchases the ABH kit a few months ago now to jump on the contour/kontour bandwagon. I am no contour queen, however now and then I get it right and it looks good – other times it all just ends up blended into my face for no one to notice anyways. I more recently purchased the Australis contouring and highlighting kit because I was so dumbstruck when I finally came across it in store – seriously, I had been looking for this baby since before Christmas and then all of a sudden on a crisp Saturday, there it was. It was also the last one on the shelf making it all so much more dramatic. It felt like it was meant to be.

Do I need two contour kits? God no!… I mean did I also mention I’m partial to a bit of shadowing of the cheekbones with my NYX Taupe blush? But I really wanted to compare the two and weigh up the pros and cons. Best case scenario is that I discover a waaaaay cheaper dupe to the ABH one and have a back up kit to leave at my boyfriends.

Okay – so lets compare the two in regards to packaging, price, availability and first impressions… Continue reading



Three steps to fix your dried up DipBrow

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So you’ve had your Anastasia Beverly Hills DipBrow for a little while and it’s dried up and just isn’t quite the same, its seems hardened and not as smooth to apply? There are three quick, easy steps you can do to fix it up!

If your anything like me, your DipBrow is going to last you a long time. The product is so pigmented that a little goes a long way and the gel like texture means it never needs touching up during the day (you can read more about DipBrow here) – so it’s important to keep it in top notch condition so that it doesn’t run dry before you’ve really got as much as you want out of it. There have been lots of discussions on MUO about the best ways to fix up an already dry DipBrow and how to prevent it drying up in the first place. Below are the top three tips Continue reading



Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit – Is It Worth The Hype?

collage text I was crazy excited when my Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit arrived a few weeks ago. This brand is my go to for all things eye brow related, and with their growing popularity along with my general love for a bit of contouring I decided to click buy. It was something I soo didn’t need, but really wanted. The palette looks so pretty and luxurious and if it was going to give me a Kim Kardashian face than why not!?

Warning! It isn’t cheap or that easy to get in NZ. When I went to buy it all my usual online stores either didn’t stock it or were sold out. It is currently in stock on the official site Anastasiabeverlyhills.com and costs $40.00 USD plus $17.95 USD for standard shipping. That adds up to approx $72 NZ dollars. I was lucky to find a brand new one on a Facebook Makeup sale page for much cheaper – if you’d like to know the page please ask me below =)

Okay, so what is it like and does it live up to all the hype? Short answer……. kind of…….  Continue reading



My Top 5 Essential Beauty Products – with Lena Talks Beauty

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As a beauty blogger and general makeup and beauty lover – i’ll admit it, I have a large amount of products. Many totally necessary, some I could live without but wouldn’t want to and there’s a few things in my collection that I haven’t even opened yet. Lena, from lenatalksbeauty.com and I set ourselves a bit of a challenge. To decide on our top 5 products which we couldn’t live without. Yup, just whittle it down to only 5…. the little number 5. Okay, can you see that it was super hard to do??? However, here they are! 5 glorious products!! Continue reading



Getting your Brow Game on

 

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2014 has been the year of brow game, like seriously just all about the brows. Personally I couldn’t be happier as I have always been a big advocate for bold brows. I really do believe that they frame the face and I also think that they can make a face look more youthful. Of course along side the brow trend of 2014 there has been an explosion of eye brow products bursting on to the makeup market, and I have tried a significantly large proportion of them. Today I’d like to share my most favourite and most often used brow products with you all along with a few tips.

♥ Tip #1 –  I get my brows shaped and tinted pretty regularly, around once a month. The tinting really helps the shape of my brows because the hairs at the end of my eyebrows are very light making my brows appear quite short. And the shaping just keeps them Continue reading



June Favourites! Featuring Lime Crime, Linden Leaves, Anastasia Dip Brow & more

June Favs Believe it or not, but lately I have been totally calming it down with my make up purchases. After reading Hyacinth Girls post about spending money on beauty products as a beauty blogger – I had a bit of a moment. You know when you see a meme on Facebook and you’re like “whoa, this is totally my life, they wrote this about me!” It was one of those moments. So although I’m not going all ‘Project Pan’ (if you wanna know more about that ask me below – i’m writing a post on it soon) I am being more thoughtful about my purchases. This makes this months favourites even more special! Because they are carefully chosen and fully loved products. Continue reading