Makeup Collection & Storage | 2015 | Video

Friday, 25 December 2015

Blogmas has come to an end! And in order to celebrate a lovely month of blog content and Christmas cheer, I'm bringing you my first ever makeup collection and storage video. In this video I show you where and how I store my everyday makeup and my makeup collection. I love watching these types of videos for getting ideas about storage and also just for being a bit nosey! If you see anything, whether it's a product or storage solution or something else, that you want more information about, please let me know!

xx Julia

Cream Cheek Lovin'

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

I have been a longtime fan of cream cheek products but recently I have become a little bit obsessed with the dewy, natural look that cream products give to the face. One particular combo I've been loving is the Stila Convertible Colors with the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured in Opal. True love, I swear.

Disappointing Drugstore Products

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

I often think of the drugstore as a safe space to make mistakes. The stakes aren't all that high so whether or not you love a product you purchase, it's not that devastating. I especially love lowering the stakes even more by only shopping during sales. Inevitably you will make a mistake and purchase a product that doesn't work for you or that was disappointing for whatever reason.

Review | Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured in Opal

Friday, 18 December 2015

Everyone has been raving about the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfectors in the powder and original liquid formulas for a long time now. Just as the hype was dying down, it roared back up again with the Jaclyn Hill collaboration shade in Champagne Pop. What caught my eye most from this range, though, was the Poured collection of the same Shimmering Skin Perfectors in a cream formula.

My Dip into Luxury Makeup

Thursday, 17 December 2015

I'll be honest, this past year I have become a bit of a makeup snob in the sense that I very rarely pick up drugstore products anymore but I still don't often dip my toe into the luxury beauty end of the pool. That being said, I have been eyeing up the Burberry Eye Colour Silk in Pale Barley for years. Listening to beauty bloggers rave about this product finally pushed me over the edge and I picked it up.

Top 5 Summer Nail Polishes

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Nail polishes has the closest comparison between the beauty world and a wardrobe. There are many different finishes, colours, textures and you can change them out with the seasons. I do anyway! Summer is coming into full swing in Sydney so I'm pulling out my favourite summer polishes to welcome it!

Disappointing Highend Products

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Two weeks ago I talked about the Highend Products Worth the Hype, so this week I'm turning the tables and talking about the highend products that have disappointed me. I don't often get disappointed by products because I research them very heavily before purchase, but sometimes it happens and it can be quite a let down.

Updated Beauty Inventory | December 2015 | Video

Sunday, 13 December 2015

It's been about three months since my last beauty inventory update so I'm here to bring you my last one for 2015! I run through my past, current, and ideal numbers from every category of makeup, skincare, and haircare in my collection. I love watching these types of videos so please let me know if you make them, too!

xx Julia

Kester Black

Friday, 11 December 2015

Indie nail polish companies have always interested me, especially as indie beauty brands become more and more well-known. While whiling away a few hours in a small mountain town, my friends and I wandered into a vintage/handmade type store I found these nail polishes from Kester Black. I immediately fell in love with the colours and decided to pick them up.

What I love about summer Christmases

Thursday, 10 December 2015

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Last week I talked about what I miss about white Christmases after moving between hemispheres and having to adjust to new seasons and traditions during the holiday time. This week I wanted to address the awesome things that come with celebrating the festive season during an Australian summer. It's not the most conventional way of spending Christmas but it's always been the way down here!

My Favourite Vloggers

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Let's be honest for a minute: vlogging is a bit weird. Someone sitting alone with a camera, sharing their life and thoughts with complete strangers. But we all love it and watch it anyway. I've been watching vloggers for about 5 years and I have some personal favourites.

Drugstore Products Worth the Hype

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Last week I shared the highend beauty products I think are worth the hype (read here) but to keep it even, I'm doing drugstore products this week. The drugstore is a huge wonderland of makeup goodness with, what I feel to be a particularly high turn-over rate for new products. There are plenty of options and some of them are actually awesome.

Perfect Pink Pair

Monday, 7 December 2015

Sometimes a lip product combo just works and I can't stop wearing it. I recently stumbled upon my perfect light pink, comfortable summer lip combination and I must share it with you.

November Wrap Up & December TBR | Video

Sunday, 6 December 2015

I finally got to pick up some new leisure books this November so I got a lot of reading done! In my wrap up I show you all the books I finished in November and a bit about what I thought. Then I show you some of the books I'm planning on reading in December and why I'm excited to read them!

Let me know if you've read any of the mentioned books and what you've been reading recently!

xx Julia

Review | Moo Goo Protein Shot Leave In Conditioner

Friday, 4 December 2015

Over the past year or so, I've been trying quite a few new haircare products on the never-ending quest for products that will work well with my lifestyle and hair without containing all the convenient nasties like silicones and sulphates. Right now on the rotation is the Moo Goo Protein Shot Leave In Conditioner.

What I miss about white Christmases

Thursday, 3 December 2015

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One of the biggest shock changes to get used to when moving from the US to Australia was saying goodbye to white Christmases. Instead of snow and sledding, it's sand and surf; instead of turkey and potatoes, it's seafood and mangoes. I've adjusted to the change over the years but there are still a few things I miss about a winter holiday season.

Liquid Lipstick Comparison | Rimmel Provocalips and Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Liquid lipsticks are taking the beauty world by storm and it seems like every brand is releasing their own formulations, but what's really the difference between them? I'm comparing the Rimmel Provocalips 16hr Kiss-Proof Lipstick with the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick.

Highend Products Worth the Hype

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

The online beauty community loves raving about products and hyping them up. Sometimes the hype is more about the excitement of new products than the quality of the product itself, but then there are the products that 'make it'. They're great quality and widely loved by beauty bloggers. These products are worth the hype.