Beauty Empties | July | Video

Thursday, 30 July 2015


I haven't done an empties video since May so this is a collection of all the products I've finished in the last two months. If you've used any of these products before or have recommendations for better ones, please let me know!

xx Julia

Finish 13 by Halloween | Introduction | Video

Tuesday, 28 July 2015


For a while I had decided that I wouldn't participate in the Finish 13 by Halloween seasonal challenge  but then I succumbed and this is the collection of products I'd like to hit pan on or finish before the end of October!

Review | the Fictional Woman by Tara Moss

Sunday, 26 July 2015


I am thoroughly enjoying the influx of intelligent, successful women producing memoirs and essay collections over the last few years. I probably shouldn't have been surprised, though, by the release of the Fictional Woman by best-selling author Tara Moss. An insightful, considered collection of autobiographical essays, this book is a fantastic read for anyone.

Brand Overview | Maybelline

Thursday, 23 July 2015


I'm quite a fickle beauty lover; flitting between products and brands as the fancy strikes me. Which means I don't get a very well-rounded account of brands within my makeup collection. One of the few exceptions, though, is with Maybelline. It's a brand I've loved for many years now and regularly reach for when I want good, trusted products.

Current Lip Combo Love

Sunday, 19 July 2015


As someone with very fair skin, I've never been one for the nude lip. I always found nude lip options to be too yellow, too orange, or too close to my own skin colour (ie the dreaded 'concealer lips'). I hadn't stopped looking, though, for the everyday nude to pair with all the dramatic eye looks I love. It wasn't until recently when I joined three products I had just sitting in my collection that I discovered my perfect nude lip combo.

Simplifying My Subscriptions

Tuesday, 14 July 2015


I made a lot of posts earlier this year about simplifying and decluttering because this year I've begun to really focus on streamlining my life to add focus and relieve stress, ultimately. I realised that I never touched on something we all seem to have an abundance of: subscriptions. Where as subscribers, followers, likers, pinners, we attach ourselves to dozens and dozens of social media accounts that can sometimes overwhelm us when, really, our gain should be the main focus.

Review | DevaCurl One Condition

Thursday, 9 July 2015


In the last year or so I decided to start properly investing in my haircare to give my curls the best treatment I could afford. This has meant cycling through a lot of new products while also working through a rather large backstash. On a recent trip to America, I had my dad pick up some Sephora exclusive curly hair products to try out.

#imonanobuy Update

Tuesday, 7 July 2015


Way back on February 18th I decided to put myself on a 100 day spending ban to reassess my relationship with my beauty collection and spending habits. When that ban ended at the end of May, I even decided to extend it for a full 6 months. I've never gone on a spending ban for so long and it's honestly been quite an experience.

Project Pan | Update One | Video

Sunday, 5 July 2015


I've been working on this project since June 1st and now's about time I showed you my progress! I finished a few products and made some good head-way on some, so have a look to see where I am!

Minis!

Thursday, 2 July 2015


Whether through an empties, a project pan, or a haul or whether they're nail polish, primer, or lip gloss, you've probably encountered the only beauty community's adoration of product minis! They're pretty awesome things are these are my reasons why: