the Makeup Addict Tag

Friday, 31 October 2014

About this time last month I was scrolling through Bloglovin' and came across Kat's Makeup Addict Tag. I'm always a fan of a good tag (even if no one tags me) so I thought this would be a good way to end my blogging everyday in October adventure! As though you haven't already discovered my makeup obsession this month, here are some questions to seal the deal.

October Beauty Favourites

Thursday, 30 October 2014

The end of the year is fast approaching as another month passes us by! This October has been particularly busy as I blogged everyday of the month. I've really enjoyed the challenge and hope you have enjoyed what I've been posting! Anyway, here are the beauty products I've been gravitating towards throughout the month.

Affordable Makeup Essentials

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

When you embark on your interest in makeup and beauty generally, it can be overwhelming walking into the drugstore or department store and having absolutely no idea what things are, how to use them, which ones are worth your money. This can be discouraging and time-consuming but with the growing beauty blogging and vlogging community, it's become much easier to gain knowledge and skills from others who have been where you are now. To add my two cents to the discussion, I've compiled my list of recommended affordable makeup essentials as a starting off point for anyone who's unsure or just interested!

Vegan and Cruelty Free Brands

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

As consumers become more aware and critical of the products they consume, brands are being forced to re-evaluate their practises for more ethical and sustainable methods. If products are sustainably sourced, vegan, and/or cruelty free it increases my interest in that brand and, in turn, the likelihood of my purchasing from and recommending them in future. If you're similarly minded, here's a list of some of my favourite vegan and cruelty free brands to check out.

Tips for Large Pores

Monday, 27 October 2014

One of the major skincare concerns people commonly share is enlarged and noticeable pores. They can cause your skin and makeup to look uneven and are often genetically inherited. There are many treatments available to treat this concern but if you don't have big bucks in the bank, here are some of my tips for minimising the appearance of pores.

Tips for Using Colour

Friday, 24 October 2014

It's tricky using colour in your makeup routine if you're unfamiliar with the territory and just don't want to feel like a clown. I'm someone who loves using a bit of colour to brighten up an eye look and make a regular day feel that bit more special. Or on a night out when I want to stand apart from the crowd and do something particularly daring, colour is a great technique to use. So, if you're looking to incorporate some colour into your makeup routine, here are some of my top tips.

Recent Purchases | October

Thursday, 23 October 2014

I've been doing quite a bit of shopping recently to freshen up my makeup collection and prepare myself for summer. That being said, there have also been quite a few new collection releases from some wonderful brands that I simply could not stop myself from dabbling in. So, if you're interested in seeing what has caught my eye recently just keep reading!

Top 3 Spring Scents

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Spring is such a wonderful time when the sun starts warming up the earth and the air, flowers start blooming, and it's like the world wakes up again. After the warm, musky scents of winter, I like bringing out lighter, fruitier scents to welcome in a new season. Here are the three I've been reaching for the most recently and remind me of spring.

Everyday Eye | three

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

The third instalment in my Everyday Eye series is an eye look that I think I'm going to be wearing almost non-stop this summer. It's light and easy and gives just enough brightness to my eyes for my liking. The champagne-bronze tones would also suit a blue-eyed person quite nicely but I still like the look on my brown eyes!

My Handbag Stash

Monday, 20 October 2014

Our handbags: a treasure trove of everything we could possibly imagine needing whether we're having a good or bad day. Also, sometimes, a dumping ground for those things we've forgotten about but have now been carrying around unnecessarily for about three months. We've all been there and today I'm going to show you what has worked its way into my handbag to build my handbag stash.

Top Affordable Lipsticks

Friday, 17 October 2014

I recently made a post about my Top Affordable Lipglosses (here) and I thought I'd follow it up with some of my favourite affordable lipsticks. It can be pretty tricky to find the best formulas when the drugstore has such an array of brands, finishes, and colours so I've attempted to narrow it down to the best of the best.

How I Budget

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Now, it probably isn't any surprise at all that I am rather obsessed with beauty products. I'm also probably no different from other beauty bloggers in that I'm constantly craving new releases and the most recent recommendations from my favourite bloggers. This can often make it really hard to keep track of what I'm buying and how much I'm spending each month on beauty products alone. At the beginning of this year I decided that this had become a bit of a problem that I wanted to address. I sat myself down and began writing out a beauty budget. I thought I'd share that process with you in the hopes that it helps you get control over your beauty spending, as well.

Tips for Hooded Eyes

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

I, like you, am a hooded eye girl and am constantly struggling to achieve the eye looks that brighten and lift or at least have a semblance of the looks non-hooded eye girls can pull off. So, in an attempt to make your struggle that little bit easier or to open a dialogue where we can discuss the best methods, I'm sharing with you my tips and tricks for how to wear eye makeup on hooded eyes.

Brand Overview | the Body Shop

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

The Body Shop has been grabbing a lot of my attention lately with some rave reviews, product launches, and a price drop earlier this year. They have such a wider arrange of products and all sorts of yummy scent that have gotten me truly hooked. I'd thought I'd do a bit of an overview of some of the products that have really stood out to me from their range so far.

Beauty Chat | Magazines

Monday, 13 October 2014

I recently read an article from Hayley of London Beauty Queen about her experience with magazines and it got me thinking about the place of glossies in this ever more digital age. What exactly is the appeal of magazines and have they been replaced by the growing blogging community?

Tips for Using Up Samples

Friday, 10 October 2014

If you're an avid beauty lover, then you probably have a draw packed with all sorts of samples and you've probably forgotten where you got half of them. It's always tricky remembering to use them up when most of them only contain one or two uses. They can accumulate, though, and you never know when you're holding on to a product sample that you could fall in love with instantly. Today I have a few tips that I keep in mind to help me wade through samples and make sure I use them up in good time.

How to Make Your Tan Last Longer

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Springtime means sun and sun makes everyone start thinking about summer. T-shirts, short skirts, and swimsuits are coming! And that means it's time to start working on your tan again. But there's no reason to go through all that effort of fake tanning if it's not going to last. Here are my top tips for prolonging the wear of your tan throughout the sunny months.

Bedside Table Essentials

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

I don't know about you, but I spend a whole lot of time lying around in bed. It's just the perfect place to watch YouTube videos, read, or perhaps do some uni work. Laying about in bed, though, means I like having all the essentials within arms reach to minimise unnecessary movement. I keep my bedside table stocked with the usual tissues, bookmarks, and a few other bits.

Tips for Shiny, Healthy Hair

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Nobody likes skipping around with dull, dark hair flowing out behind them; it just doesn't suit the image of easy, breezy that we're all looking for when the weather starts to warm up. I find, especially with my super curly, dehydrated hair, I'm always looking for ways to make my hair more shiny, bouncy, and healthy. Here are some of my top tips for achieving the same thing with your hair.

What's in my Travel Makeup Bag?

Friday, 3 October 2014

This week I am very excited to be travelling to Brisbane for the Festival of Australian Student Theatre. Not only have I never been to FAST before, I've also never been to Queensland and it's scheduled to be a beautiful week! So, to get myself a bit more psyched up for the trip I thought I'd show you the makeup products I'm planning on packing with me.

September Empties

Thursday, 2 October 2014

That horrible moment when you realise you haven't done an empties post since July! Man, do I have a lot of stuff to show you. I've been doing my best recently to use up more products and not consume more than I can actually use. I can't say it's going too well right now but I'm hopeful of developing the habit so it won't be so difficult in the future.

New Challenges Abound

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Things are changing here on Miss Julziez! Over the last few weeks I've been a tad dissatisfied with the content I've been creating and the way the blog in general has been heading. I think now is the time to change things up a bit as I've been writing Miss Julziez for nearly two years. There are many blogs out there that I'm an avid reader of because they push the boundaries of the medium and are so creative with their posts. I want to create a fun, exciting environment where my readers can enjoy my content as much as I enjoy that of those I admire.