Blogmas Begins!

Monday, 30 November 2015

Last year I challenged myself to blog every weekday in October and I found the experience really reinvigorating for my blogging motivation. This year, I thought I would join in with the festive tradition of Blogmas! This means I will be blogging every day (except Saturdays, because I will need a bit of a break) until Christmas!

If you have any post or video suggestions you would like me to make, please share them with me. And, if you're also participating in Blogmas, or its cousin Vlogmas, let me know!

xx Julia

Finish 6 Over Summer | Update One | Video

Sunday, 29 November 2015

I've officially been working on this project for about a month so it's time for me to show you my progress! I'm hoping to finish a collective half of these lip products before the end of February and I think I'm well on my way to reaching (if not surpassing) that goal! I find lip products so difficult to work through in time with the rate at which I purchase new ones but hopefully this project will put a decent dent in my attempt to reduce my lip product collection in the new year.

If you do project pans, please let me know down below so I can support you through your projects!

xx Julia

the Declutter

Thursday, 26 November 2015

I am the biggest hypocrite when it comes to decluttering beauty products. I encourage everyone to spare themselves the time and energy of keeping products that don't work for them but when it comes to my own collection, I can't come up with excuses fast enough. But today is the day: some things are just too old or too ill-suited to keep hanging around.

the Facial Spray Edit

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

This time last year I was the biggest of sceptics when it came to facial sprays. I thought they were all glorified spray bottles full of water and I could not understand why anyone would pay real money for them. Then I went to Europe and decided that I should dip my toe into the magic water market and purchase the Caudalie Beauty Elixir. I'm here to say that I have been converted.

Finish 10 by Christmas Eve | Update One | Video

Sunday, 22 November 2015

It's been about a month since I filmed my introduction for the Finish 10 by Christmas Eve project pan. I've made some progress but like I keep saying in all of my recent videos, my collection isn't very well 'used' so many of my projects will just be me using my products more often and not necessarily finishing them. Anyway, thank you for watching!

xx Julia

NARS x Steven Klein

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Nowadays it seems like every brand is constantly rotating through different collections and I don't think I'm alone in thinking they're becoming a bit lack-lustre. The NARS x Steven Klein collaboration is a whole different story, widely regarded as the best collection in years. I picked up two beautiful pieces and I highly recommend you do the same.

IMATS Haul | 2015 | Video

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

The International Makeup Artist Trade Show was in Sydney this past weekend and I popped in on Sunday with my friend Moni to browse the makeup and tools available for purchase and watch a few professional panels. I'm very happy with all of my purchases and can't wait to get some use out of them! Let me know what you picked up from IMATS if you were able to make it this year.

xx Julia

Review | Beautiful Curls Curly to Kinky | Video

Sunday, 15 November 2015

I haven't reviewed a curly hair product range in quite a while so I wanted to talk to you about the Beautiful Curls Curly to Kinky range from Alaffia. I tried out three products from the range and, while I didn't love all of them, I want to share my thoughts with you!

Please feel free to share any recommendations or suggestions for curly hair products and techniques as I'm always looking for new things to try!

xx Julia

the Natural Deodorant Edit

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Every once in a while it seems like everyone is talking about the same thing all at the same time and it gets me really intrigued. Earlier this year heaps of people were talking about natural deodorants and I finally decided to take the plunge and give it a shot. So, in classic Julia style, I bought three at once.

500 Subscriber & 100,000 View Giveaway Winners!

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

My 500 Subscriber & 100,000 View Giveaway has ended and I want to thank everyone who took the time to enter over the month that it was open. I held this giveaway to thank my subscribers and now that it's over I have even more reason to thank you. I appreciate your continued support and positivity on my channel and blog over the years and hope we have many happy years ahead of us!

Finish 13 by Halloween | Finale | Video

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Here's my final update of the Finish 13 by Halloween project pan challenge that I started back in July. I wasn't as successful as I hoped to be with this challenge but I still got some good use out of my products. I completely forgot to mention in the video that I also finished my Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Liner so that was good!

Let me know if you do project pans or challenges so I can watch your videos and support you!

xx Julia