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



E.L.F Haul – featuring their new brush range

E.L.F Haul

It had been awhile since an E.L.F package turned up on my doorstep, so it was time for a haul. I has spotted that they had a few new brushes and it was also my besties b-day (she happens to also be an E.L.F fan) so it was just meant to be.

E.L.F brushes

The brushes above are both new designs. The contouring brush is designed simply just for that. I love that there is finally a brush in this style from an affordable brand. On first impressions the bristles are soft and dense – exactly what I would expect from a contouring brush. Continue reading



My Makeup Brush Collection – Not a single brush over twenty bucks!

makeup brush collage Here are three things I know about makeup brushes:

One – they can make a huge difference to the finished look of your makeup.

Two – they are can super expensive even though they just look like little paintbrushes.

Three – I have quite a few of them, to be exact I have 48 (don’t worry that surprised/shocked me too)

When I first got into makeup I hardly ever used a brush, apart from applying eye shadow with those terrible double ended cotton bud looking things (do they even really deserve to be called makeup brushes?!?) Now I use many brushes for every kind of makeup application i’m doing, no makeup makeup, big night out makeup, work makeup – no matter what, the brushes are always involved. In the past I used my fingers to spread my foundation on my face, I hate thinking about that now. Sure I still use my fingers a little to dab and blend, but not to actually cover my face. I never realized how bad using hands and fingers on your face can be for pimples and things like that either – and I use to have quite bad skin, coincidence? Maybe?

As I mentioned I have a selection of brushes to choose from in my collection, and although I am totally pro brushes I have always refused to pay a lot for them. 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



Products which deserve a mention! Featuring ChiChi, Za, E.L.F and Brow Wiz

products worth mentioning Yesterday while doing my makeup I realised that I am taking a lot of amazing products for granted while using them on a regular basis. These are fab products which totally deserve a mention, however I just haven’t specifically mentioned them or reviewed them on the blog, so here you go!

♥ ChiChi Fabulous & Flawless Foundation

My friend Jess got me on to this a little while ago now, of course I had seen it around online and at Farmers but wasn’t that convinced until she told me how much she loved it. Now I sometimes choose to wear it instead of my MAC Prolong wear – shocking right! It feels light on the face yet gives great coverage which is buildable Continue reading



I-herb Haul featuring e.l.f, vitamins and snacks.

photo (3) Today I thought I would share with you all my I-herb haul which arrived around two weeks ago now. I was needing a few specific items this time round and also grabbed a couple of new products to try out too. For those of you who are unfamiliar with i-herb.com, its a fantastic American website which sells a huge range of health and beauty products, I have written about it in the past here and here. It is one of my favourite online shops because 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



Where in the world is Kylie Jenners nude lip colour?!?

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Kylie Jenner is my make up crush of the moment – seriously how does she get so much sass and cool into one look – and then do that like every day?! Not only has her new hair colour been the talk of the town, but that nude lippy she has been rocking since Coachella is just straight up perfect. Continue reading



Countdown to MUD – hitting shelves the 20th of May

MUD imageYou heard it here first! Another fantastic brand is on its way to us, just down the road in your local Countdown supermarket, but this time it’s on an even bigger scale. MUD – Make Up Design is the newest make up brand to hit NZ shores, and I have been lucky enough to trial a few products to get you ready for when it arrives next week. I even have my very favorite MUD product to giveaway to another lucky person!  Continue reading