Top Beauty Products of 2016 – Part 1

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Today I’m sharing my top beauty products of 2016! 2016 was a big year for beauty, there was sandbagging, strobing, spray on nail polish, lipsticks with real flowers inside them and who can mention 2016 beauty trends without giving Kylie and her Lip Kits a wink? I tried out quite a lot of new products and brands in 2016, but reviewing my favourites is quite interesting as I can see I have some ultimate favourites which may never change! However, I am very open to finding new favourite products in 2017! This is part 1 featuring mainly face and base products. Continue reading



Australis AC ON Tour Contouring and Highlighting cream kit + giveaway!

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The Australis AC On Tour Contouring and Highlighting Cream Kit is one of those big hype products. People waited and waited for it to hit the shelves and once it did everyone rushed to get their hands on one. Contouring seems to be a trend which isn’t going away anytime soon so I was really pleased to see Australis, a cruelty free and affordable brand, bring out both the powder and cream kits in two different shade ranges. Although the powder kit doesn’t work well with my skin the cream version has become a staple in my collection. Here are my tips on using the Australis Cream Kit, also keep reading for a chance to win your own!  Continue reading



Autumn makeup pack giveaway!

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You could win all of this in our awesome autumn makeup pack giveaway!

Up for grabs is an Elizabeth Arden cream eye shadow, a Za fresh foamy cleanser, an Essie nail polish, a Maybelline Colour Molten eye shadow duo and an Australis Velourlips matte lip colour. All you need to do is head over to the Laura Loves Beauty Blog Facebook page and comment on the giveaway with your favourite autumn shade/colour. Super easy! Continue reading



March beauty haul – Neutrogena, Rimmel, Batiste, Australis and a cute lemon

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I’ve picked up a new things in the last little while, so today I thought I would share with you my March beauty haul, including a Neutrogena moisturiser, a Rimmel Primer,a new Batiste Dry Shampoo for blondes, the Australis Cream contouring kit and a Thai face mask that has something to do with lemons… I think! Continue reading



New Australis Velourlips shades – BAE-JING and MUM-BAI

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The five brand new Australis Velourlips shades are out in stores now and I’ve got my hands on my two favourites BAE-JING and MUM-BAI. Both shades are so pretty, and yet so different from one another. You can check these out at your usual Australis stockist (Farmers, Kmart etc) however I thought I’d show you all a quick swatch before you go shopping!  Continue reading



Beauty News – NYX in NZ, new Velourlips shades and beauty advent calendars

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STOP PRESS! NYX is coming to NZ, there’s five new Australis Velourlips shades on their way and there are some stunning beauty advent calendars coming out for this Christmas. This kind of beauty news is my favourite type of news!

So it’s official, NYX is opening a flagship store in New Zealand this November. Rumours say it will be in Auckland, Continue reading



How to wear coloured eyeliner

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It can be hard to stray from your usual ‘as black as my soul’ eyeliner, so today I share some tips on how to wear purple eyeliner – or any other coloured eyeliner. Coloured eyeliner can be a really cool and easy way to change up your usual look, you can do it in a subtle way going for navy blue, forest green or dark purple or go super bright with neons.

You can also chose colours to compliment your eye colour, copper and gold for blue eyes, purple and bronze for green, midnight blue for brown eyes and emerald green and gold for Hazel. But obviously there are no rules and playing around with different shades is the best way to figure out what works for you. 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



March Favourites!

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March for me as been all about beautiful but quick makeup, and that’s reflected here in my March favourites! Not only has my job been hectic this month, but my skin has totally broken out making me return to my BB cream for everyday wear. For the month ahead I have decided that I need to really focus on clearing up my skin, this has led me to look at a few new avenues – more info to come soon!

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