Mecca Maxima Birthday Haul

Mecca Maxima Birthday Haul

Birthday vouchers = Mecca Maxima Haul time! I was super lucky to get some Mecca Max vouchers for my 27th birthday. I picked up a couple of things that had been lurking in my shopping cart online as well as topping up some all time favourites.

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Stila Stay All Day Foundation Review

stila Stay All day foundation and concealer kit

The Stila Stay All Day Foundation is an oil free formula which is said to provide medium coverage with a matte finish which ‘stays all day’. Before being introduced to this product my only experience with Stila was being a massive fan of their Stay All day Liquid Liner. Years ago a makeup artist used this foundation on me and I loved the finish along with it’s staying power, so I picked up the Stay All day Foundation, Concealer and Brush Kit during one of my Thailand hauls. But for some reason I only very recently opened it up to use after I found my MAC Pro Longwear completely empty. I’m gutted I didn’t start using it earlier because it fits my skin like a glove!!! Continue reading



Top Beauty Products of 2016 – Part 2

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Here is Part 2 of my top beauty products of 2016. In Part 1 I focused more on my base and face products and found I am a bit of a creature of habit when it comes to my favourites. Today I’m sharing eye and lip products along with a bit of skincare. There’s a real mixture of brands here, are you the same or do you tend to stick to the same brand for a particular part of the face? Continue reading



2016 Empties (and almost empties)

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Since we aren’t so far into the year just yet I thought I’d share with you all my 2016 empties, besides January is just a practice run anyways, right! These are the products I have finished up so far this year. A few of them were my travel essentials while I was in Vietnam so it’s no surprise that they are all used up! Continue reading



How to wear coloured eyeliner

coloured eyeliner

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



MECCA Cosmetica make a HUGE price drop!

meeca cosmetica logo Now that you have picked yourself up off the floor after passing out in excitement, yes the rumours are true – MECCA has lowered prices on some products in store and online in NZ! Although I had heard that this price drop was going to happen later on in September, it seems that MECCA decided to bring the drop earlier to the delight of MUO’s everywhere!

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My Makeup Wishlist

makeup wishlist I am constantly seeing things online, in-store and on peoples faces which I immediately want to add to my makeup collection – however I am not a millionaire (yet), nor have I managed to marry someone who owns an oil rig or somehow hustle my way into the Kardashian family (still trying). So I have a makeup wishlist on my cell phone. I add to it as I go and having a wishlist also allows me to really consider purchases before I go out and spend all my cash dollars, especially because my wishlist tends to be for more higher priced makeup items that I am lusting over. I also like keeping a list so I can look up the products online and see where the best place is to purchase them – sometimes I even end up changing my mind and taking items off the list, but hey that’s much easier then having buyer remorse and not being able to take a product back to the store! Continue reading