Crossing 6 Off Our Christmas List | Finale | Video

Saturday, 31 December 2016

In which I show you my final progress for the products in my Crossing 6 Off Our Christmas List. I really enjoyed this little project right at the end of the year to see some serious progress on some otherwise relatively unused products in my collection. I hope this project sets me up for even more success next year! Thanks for watching and to the original collaborators for creating this challenge!

Beauty Chat | Natasha Denona Purple-Blue 28-Pan Palette

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

We all know the hype. All the videos and blog posts saying you need this or you definitely don't need this. All of them keeping the product in the forefront of your mind so you begin to feel like a purchase is fate, it's inevitable. I felt that way about Natasha Denona eyeshadows for a really long time. And then I caved, and I'm here to tell you if I regret it or not.

Overcoming a makeup rut

Monday, 5 December 2016

In a few videos over the last month or so, I've mentioned a growing boredom with the recent beauty releases on offer and with the neutrality of popular makeup in general. Personally, this boredom has thrown me into a makeup rut but it's also a consensus that I think a lot of people are coming to at the moment so let's flesh it out a bit.

Project Pan Roulette | Update Ten | Video

Saturday, 3 December 2016

In which I show you the products and progress from my Project Pan Roulette. We have officially entered the final month! I'm really excited for the final push before I get to make a reflective wrap-up finale. Please let me know if there's anything you'd like to see in the final video and let me know if you will also be posting a finale! Thanks for watching!

xx Julia

IMATS Haul | 2016 | Video

Monday, 28 November 2016

In which I show you all the products and tools I picked up at the Sydney International Makeup Artist Trade Show. I absolutely love IMATS and I go every year to check out what's new, get some brushes, and watch some awesome demonstrations from the country's top makeup artist. This year I went a bit harder than I ever have before so I hope you enjoy!

Recent Purchases | November | Video

Monday, 21 November 2016

In which I show you the products I've picked up recently at various sales and just for fun! I am really pleased with all of the products I've purchased and I can't wait to get some use out of them!

Cushion Collection

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Cushion makeup products, especially cushion foundations, are nothing new but 2016 saw them take the Western beauty world by storm like the BB cream did back in 2014. I have to say I have completely fallen in love with the form and have been snatching up all sorts of different cushion products to give them a try!

Beauty Chat | Beauty Books

Monday, 14 November 2016

Beauty books are a perfect union of my two most favourite things in the world and for that I will always have a bit of a collection of them. Plus, with the ever shifting nature of the online beauty community with tips, tricks, and recommendations always coming in and out of fashion, there's a novelty to the permanent published word. These are supposed to be the best of the best beauty advice you can get and it'll stand the test of time!

Crossing 6 Off Our Christmas List | Update One | Video

Saturday, 12 November 2016

This video is a little overdue but I'm excited about my progress so far! I thought having two lipsticks in a project would be really challenging but it's working so far and I'm happy to show it to you! Please check out the original collaborators and thanks for watching!

Holiday Wishlist

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Can you believe it? Christmas time already! This time of year is so hyped in the beauty community when all the brands launch their holiday collections. Every year I get so excited and write a wish list miles long so this year I'm sharing it with you!

Finish 5 by November 5 | Book Edition | Finale | Video

Monday, 7 November 2016

In which I show you what I managed to complete of the 5 books over 500 pages that I chose to read by November 5th! I picked some really good reads and some really bad ones so please feel free to discuss with me the ones you've also read in the comments below. Also be sure to check out the other collaborators in this challenge and thanks for watching!

Finish 13 by Halloween Roulette | Finale | Video

Sunday, 6 November 2016

In which I show you the final update for my Finish 13 by Halloween Roulette project! This was a really challenging project where I picked a lot of products that I knew I wouldn't finish just so I could make progress on them. I'm hoping this will be one of those projects that sets me up for more successful ones next year! Thanks for watching!

Giveaway Weekend Finale!

Monday, 31 October 2016

In which I show you the finale prize for my Giveaway Weekend to celebrating hitting 1000 subscribers and my four year anniversary. I'm very excited to being giving away so many awesome products as a thank you for all of your support throughout the last four years. Please enter each giveaway as many times as you can and good luck!

Skincare Staples | Giveaway

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Welcome to Day Two of the Giveaway Weekend! Yesterday I talked about the pinky-nude lip combo I'm currently loving and today we're diving into skincare. This year has been a year of skincare discovery for me, finding my love for it and experimenting with heaps of brands, products, and ingredients. Today I want to share some of my discoveries with you!

Project Pan Roulette | Update Nine | Video

Saturday, 29 October 2016

In which I show you the progress I've made on my Project Pan Roulette. I've been working on this project since January and I'm so excited for the final push towards the end of the year! Let's see what I can do in the last two months!

xx Julia

Pinky-Nude Lip Loving | Giveaway

As I announced yesterday, this is my giveaway weekend! I'm celebrating both my four year anniversary blogging but also hitting 1000 subscribers over on my youtube channel. I thought they were occasions just momentous enough to hold a weekend full of giveaways so welcome to day one!

Giveaway Weekend | Happy Anniversary!

Friday, 28 October 2016

Say hello to a weekend of giveaways! I've been planning this for a little while and I couldn't be more excited to finally let you know about it! Last week I hit 1000 subscribers on Youtube, just in time for my four year anniversary on Monday. So we're having a super celebration to honour both!

Project Use It Up 2016 | September Update & October Goals | Video

Monday, 10 October 2016

In which I show you the progress I made on my September Project Use It Up goals and the new goals I have set for October. I had quite a successful last month for this project so I'm excited to be striving to reach some more goals as the year, and my other projects, come to an end! Thanks for watching!

xx Julia

Finish 5 by November 5 | Book Edition | Update Three | Video

Saturday, 8 October 2016

In which I show you the progress I've made on the five books I've chosen to read before the 5th of November. I'm plodding along steadily so we'll see how I go over the last month! Thanks for watching!

A life planner update

Friday, 7 October 2016

At about this time last year I properly stumbled into the online planner community and I fell in love with this new creative hobby. I jumped right on board and purchased my first Erin Condren Life Planner before scouring Etsy for different sticker shops to purchase from. A year on, it's time for me to reflect and decide whether or not this is a hobby I want to continue pursuing.

A present to me from me

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Last week I celebrated my graduation from university, which was a very special time for me and one I wanted to commemorate with, of course, a beauty purchase. For this gift I decided to splash out on the little talked about luxury brand Surratt Beauty.

Why self-care is more than masking

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

A friend once said to me that taking care of myself was more than just doing a face mask and it's a sentiment that rings true across the beauty community where self-care rarely extends past a new lipstick or a pamper evening. As our society becomes more and more tolerant and knowledgeable of mental illness, it makes sense that we also address our part in down-playing stigma and accepting difference in our community.

Recent Purchases | September

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

I seem to have caught the spendy bug after a purchase heavy August and, now, a purchase heavy September, as well! I chalked most of the purchases up to September being my graduation month and wanting to treat myself a bit, as well as the Sephora 20% Black Card Member Sale which came up last weekend. So let's jump into what I got!

Crossing 6 Off Our Christmas List | Introduction | Video

Monday, 3 October 2016

In which I show you the six products I have chosen to try to finish by Christmas! This collab was started by a few youtubers who I have linked down below but I decided to join them as well to finish the year off with a bit of a bang! Thanks for watching!

September Beauty Empties | Video

Monday, 26 September 2016

In which I show you all the products I have finished since my last empties video in June. I've got quite a bit of makeup (and many other things) in this video which is nice! Let me know if you've tried any of these products or have any recommendations and thanks for watching!

xx Julia

Project Pan Roulette | Update Eight | Video

Saturday, 24 September 2016

In which I show you the products I have made progress on, finished, withdrawn, and added to my Project Pan Roulette. I seem to have forgotten quite a few things in this video but please forgive me! I've been working on this project for many months now and I'm really happy with how it's been progressing even if I'll have to kick it into high-gear over the next few months.

xx Julia

Review | Too Faced Born This Way Concealer

Monday, 19 September 2016

The Too Faced Born This Way Foundation was a huge hit a year or two ago so it was no surprise that the launch of its accompanying concealer was the most hyped concealer launch I've seen in a long time! I haven't tried the foundation but the 'Naturally Radiant' claims of the concealer meant I had to put it in my basket.

Finish 13 by Halloween Roulette | Update Three | Video

Sunday, 18 September 2016

In which I show you the progress I've made on my Finish 13 by Halloween challenge! I chose to do a roulette for this project which means I'm constantly working on a lot of really difficult products but hopefully I will reach my goals on at least 13 products in the next two months! I know this project has slowed down quite a bit and, as I seem to explain in every video, that's because a lot of my makeup collection has little to no use on it, so I have to choose nearly new products for each category instead of things that are half or nearly completely done. I hope you understand and thanks for watching!

A Few Reviews | new skincare

Monday, 12 September 2016

My skincare routine is in a state of serious mix-up at the moment as I try a ton of new products I've brought into my collection over the last few months. Slowly, as I move through everything, I'll be updating you on what I think and whether I would recommend all these new things or not! This is the first round with some offerings from Neutrogena, Nip + Fab, and Origins.

Project Use It Up 2016 | August Update & September Goals | Video

Saturday, 10 September 2016

In which I show you the progress I made on my goals for Project Use It Up in August and what I plan on doing in September. I had a really successful month in August and I'm hoping everything goes that smoothly for the rest of the year! Thanks for watching!

xx Julia

Finish 5 by November 5 | Book Edition | Update Two | Video

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

In which I show you the progress I have made on the 5 books I'm trying to finish before the 5th of November. I'm much happier with this progress than my progress in the last update so things are looking up! Thanks for watching!

First Impressions | Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops

Monday, 5 September 2016

Cover FX is the type of brand that does innovative, interesting beauty launches very quietly. Their most recent release is no exception: the Custom Enhancer Drops. So far only the highlighters have launched in Australia but that doesn't mean the bronzers aren't hot on their tail.

Pan That Palette 2016 | Update Four | Video

Saturday, 3 September 2016

In which I show you the progress I've made so far on my Pan that Palette over the last 8 months. Please let me know what you think in the comments and thank you for watching!

xx Julia

August Beauty Favourites

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

I don't usually do favourites posts anymore but if you've been keeping up with my recent hauling then you know I've spent the last month trying quite a few new products and I want to share how they've been working for me.

Recent Purchases | August

Monday, 29 August 2016

August has been a real spendy month for me with the Priceline skincare sale and the opening of both a new Sephora and a refurbished Mecca in Sydney. I stumbled across quite a few products that I decided to pick up this month so today I'm going to share the makeup bits I've added to my collection. If you want to see my recent skincare purchases, check out this video.

Finish 13 by Halloween Roulette | Update Two | Video

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

In which I show you the progress I've made on my Finish 13 by Halloween Roulette products! I've set some really high goals to push myself and my collection so we'll see how it all works out! Thanks for watching!

xx Julia

Recent Skincare Purchases | August | Video

Monday, 8 August 2016

In which I show you all the skincare products I've picked up recently. I'm going a bit skincare crazy on my blog and just generally so I've been purchasing a lot of new products to try out. I apologise for the lighting and my voice in this video, I just wanted to get it filmed in the time I had! Thanks for watching!

Finish 5 by November 5 | Book Edition | Update One | Video

Saturday, 6 August 2016

In which I show you the progress I've made on the books I'm reading for the Finish 5 by November 5th project! I am honestly not doing too hot but I still have time to make this work! Let me know if you're participating or if you have any feedback on how you would like me to structure my updates for this project. Thanks for watching!

Morning Masking

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Unless you don't work or work from home, most of us don't have a lot of time in the morning to luxuriate but, recently I've really enjoyed spending a few extra minutes on a mask to treat my skin and perk it up for the day ahead.

Arguments against added fragrance

Monday, 1 August 2016

Sometimes it seems like every mention of a product, whether it's in a haul, a review, or a favourites post, comes with an added comment about the scent of the product. Fragrance can really enhance or detract from your experience with using a product but the more and more research I do about product ingredients, the less importance I place on the added fragrance in a product and the more I would rather it simply wasn't there.

Project Use It Up 2016 | July Update & August Goals | Video

Sunday, 31 July 2016

In which I show you the progress I made on my July goals and tell you my new goals for the month of August. I'm happy to see this project moving along steadily, even if I don't complete every goal every month. Please let me know if you're doing this project, as well, and thanks for watching!

xx Julia

Current Beauty Favourites

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

I have really slacked off on the favourites posts this year: probably because I don't often switch my beauty routines up each month and, therefore, don't have new products to talk about every month. Instead of the regular instalments, I've decided to just show you what I've been using and loving most recently!

Weekly Wrap-Up | twenty

Sunday, 24 July 2016

What a busy week it has been! I feel like I've gotten back into the habit of thinking up blog post ideas and keeping things new and moving forward here. I'm really enjoying it and I hope you are, too! My ears are always open to your feedback or suggestions so please share if you've got something to share.

Project Pan Roulette | Update Six | Video

Saturday, 23 July 2016

In which I show you the progress I've made on my Project Pan Roulette items and then drop a pretty major shake up! I've been talking a lot over the past few months about growing bored and complacent with my projects and losing focus. For my Project Use It Up, I decided to set higher goals and that helped push me to achieve more each month. For this project, I may have jumped into the deep end and made a bit of a mistake! But only time will tell how well I cope with the added pressure. Thanks for watching!

Finish 13 by Halloween Roulette | Update One | Video

Thursday, 21 July 2016

In which I show you the products I've made progress on, finished, and added to my Finish 13 by Halloween Roulette Project Pan! I have picked some seriously difficult products for this project but I think I'm rising to the challenge and making slow but steady dips in all of them! Please let me know if you are participating in this challenge so I can come and support you!

xx Julia

Brand Overview | Sukin | + Giveaway

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Earlier this week I talked about my current interest in drugstore skincare brands and products which spurred me on to do a brand overview of a popular Australian drugstore brand, Sukin. If you're interested in affordable, local, natural beauty products, then this the brand for you but let's get a little more in-depth.

Trying Drugstore Skincare

Monday, 18 July 2016

Recently I've been turning my attention to drugstore brands and products because I began to feel a bit disconnected from the more affordable side of the beauty world. The store I work in had a sale on some skincare brands and I decided to take advantage to try products I haven't ever used before.

Weekly Wrap-Up | nineteen

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Another winter week here in Sydney sees us freezing our bums off! We're well and truly into the cold season, now, and I'm in the thick of some projects, too. I've turned a lot of my interest into different aspects of my beauty collection in an attempt to keep it fresh so let me know how it's working!

Would You Rather Tag | Project Pan Edition | Video

Saturday, 16 July 2016

In which I answer the questions in the Would You Rather Tag: Project Pan Edition. It's pretty cool listening to everyone else's answers and seeing the variation in how we all approach project panning across the community. My video is a bit late to the party but hopefully you still enjoy it! Thanks for watching!

Serum Revolution

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Serums have always had a pretty rocky place in my skincare routine seeing as I only really used them if one happened into my collection. It wasn't until recently when I was reading Sally Hughes's Pretty Honest that I decided to re-examine how serums could work for my skin.

Project Use It Up 2016 | June Update & July Goals | Video

Monday, 11 July 2016

In which I show you the progress I made on my June goals and the new goals I've set for myself for July. I'm enjoying mixing it up a bit more each month and setting harder and harder goals to keep myself interested and invested in this project. Unlike regular project pans, I find Project Use It Up really difficult to stay motivated to complete each month. But we're still trucking so thanks for watching!

xx Julia

Pan That Palette 2016 | Update Three | Video

Saturday, 9 July 2016

In which I show you the progress I've made on my Pan that Palette challenge palette and the other palettes I use in conjunction with it. I'm pretty happy with the progress I'm making at the moment and I hope to have a lot more pan to show you in two month's time! Thanks for watching!

xx Julia

Eyeshadow Palette Collection | Video

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

In which I show you all of my eyeshadow palettes and tell you a bit about how I like them and whether I'd recommend them to you. Apologies that this video got cut short! I did manage to fit all of my palettes in before my battery died, luckily, so you only missed an outro. Let me know if you have any of these palettes or if there are any you would recommend. I adore eyeshadow and have quite a list of palettes that I'd like to pick up in the future. Thanks for watching!

xx Julia

Weekly Wrap-Up | eighteen

Sunday, 3 July 2016

The year is officially half over! Now we enter the downhill slope on all postponed new year's resolutions and goals. I know I'm definitely going to be kicking it into full gear to reach all of my beauty collection goals by the end of the year.

Acidic Skincare

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Acids sound absolutely terrifying in absolutely all contexts but recently I have really been enjoying incorporating acids into my skincare routine. Whether they're for exfoliating, brightening, lifting, I'm trying them all and these two have stood out to me the most this far.

Finish 5 by Bonfire Night | Book Edition | Introduction | Video

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

In which I show you the books I have chosen to read for the Finish 5 by Bonfire Night collaboration challenge. I've picked up some really challenging texts and I'm a bit nervous to see how they go! Books this long can be really exhausting so I don't know how I'll go with five in a row! Thanks for watching!

Weekly Wrap-Up | seventeen

Sunday, 26 June 2016

My first full week of freedom has come at last! Finishing my university degree has opened up a new stage of my life and I'm very excited to see what's to come! Expect to see a lot more lifestyle chatty posts as I figure out what I'm doing over the next six months!

Project Use It Up 2016 | Mid-Year Update | Video

Saturday, 25 June 2016

In which I run through my Project Use It Up 2016 master list and the progress I have made on my goals! I have reached, or have nearly reached, a lot of my goals, which I'm really happy about! But there is still a lot of work to do over the next six months. It's time to focus on my project pans and finish up some more products!

xx Julia

June Beauty Empties

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

In which I show you all the products I've finished since my last empties video. I waited a bit too long to film this so I have quite a few empties! I'm really glad that project panning has seriously increased the amount of makeup empties I show in these videos so look forward to that! Thanks for watching!

xx Julia

Favourite things to do on my day off

Monday, 20 June 2016

I am a busy woman which means I savour my days off and usually end up spending them in bed with youtube and a face mask. But sometimes I mix it up and pull from this list of my favourite things to do on my day off.

Project Pan Roulette | Update Five | Video

Saturday, 18 June 2016

In which I show you the products I've made progress on, finished, and added to my Project Pan Roulette. I'm really happy with how this project is trekking along and I'm hoping to finish quite a few more products in the second half of the year! Thanks for watching!

xx Julia

Weekly Wrap-Up | sixteen

Sunday, 12 June 2016

I can almost taste the end of my degree! It's two days away and I simply can't wait for the freedom from classes and assignments if only until next year! As a result of the studying, this is another short week of posts but the end is nigh!

Finish 13 by Halloween Roulette | Introduction | Video

Saturday, 11 June 2016

In which I pick out my products for Finish 13 by Halloween Roulette Project. I think you can tell how excited I am about this project even though the products I've picked are going to be really challenging! If you're participating in Finish 13 by Halloween, whether or not it's a roulette, please link me your video. Thanks for watching!

xx Julia

New Palettes

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

I have a problem with eyeshadow. As in, I have way too much of it and I am always craving more. Earlier this year I had a really good streak of not purchasing any eyeshadow which came to a screeching halt when the Sephora Australia 20% off sale happened. Let's have a look at my new goodies!

Weekly Wrap-Up | fifteen

Monday, 6 June 2016

We had a pretty big week here on the blog this last week with some more lifestyle-y posts and a few video updates. Hopefully this is a sign of good things to come as I let go of uni and find more time to dedicate to this little online space of mine.

Project Use It Up | May Wrap-Up & June Goals | Video

Saturday, 4 June 2016

In which I let you know how I did with my May project goals and what my new goals are for June. We're getting close to the second half of the year so I need to kick it into full-gear to make sure I reach my yearly goals! If you're doing Project Use It Up, please let me know! Thanks for watching!

xx Julia

Beauty Buying Habits

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Being part of the project panning community online brings your personal beauty buying habits to the forefront of your mind pretty quickly. Whether it's a beauty no-buy, low-buy, or a structured beauty budget, all of us have different methods of dealing with our sometimes out of control beauty buying habits.

Vivid Sydney 2016

Monday, 30 May 2016

Vivid Sydney is slowly crawling up the ladder of the best international festivals and for good reason. I love going every year to have a look at all the lights and projections all over the city. It's a really beautiful festival and, in case you're not able to swing by Sydney, I've got some photos to show you!

Weekly Wrap-Up | fourteen

Sunday, 29 May 2016

The university semester is coming to a close and I am ready to get stuck into beauty again! This week has been a bit of a weird mash-up from opposite spectrums of the beauty community but that's what keeps things interesting, right? I'd love your feedback on both aspects so be liberal with your comments.

Recent Purchases | May | Video

Saturday, 28 May 2016

In which I show you how out of control I got during the Sephora Australia 20% sales. I'm really, really happy with my purchases and cannot wait to start using them! Let me know if you want any posts or videos or anymore information about the products mentioned. And please remember to tell me what you picked up in the sale!

xx Julia

Is makeup shallow?

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

I recently made a post discussing the idea of 'makeup lover's guilt' where I talked about the shame often associated with loving and collecting makeup. In that post I asserted that makeup is largely considered a shallow, self-centred, and selfish hobby or interest and I wanted to dedicate another post to dissecting that idea a bit more and letting you into my reasoning for making that argument.

Weekly Wrap-Up | thirteen

Sunday, 22 May 2016

I'll be the first to admit that I've had a lax few weeks. Work and university picked up at the same time that I got sick so blogging had to take a back seat unfortunately. But, as per usual, I'm back in the game, ready to make some new content.

Project Pan Roulette | Update Four | Video

Saturday, 21 May 2016

In which I show you the products I've finished and made progress on in the last month of my Project Pan Roulette. Progress has seriously slowed down on this project but I'm looking forward to moving things out over the next few months! Thanks for watching!

xx Julia

Other Uses for Notebooks

Monday, 16 May 2016

I am a serial notebook collector but as my university days come to an end (for now), I'm trying to find new ways to use my beautiful collection. There is nothing worse than having sad little empties notebooks sitting on my shelf getting ignored, or being used for the first few pages an abandoned! So here are some suggestions for filling their pages and giving them some love.

Dealing with Beauty Lover's Guilt

Monday, 9 May 2016

I have been debating about writing this post for many months because it is something I think about a lot, but don't necessarily discuss very openly (or certainly not online). But I started thinking that I'm not a particularly unique makeup collector, so perhaps my relationship with makeup buying and the guilt associated with that isn't super unique either. Maybe I misjudged, feel free to correct me if I did, but the hope is that this post opens up a discussion we should be having!

Weekly Wrap-Up | twelve

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Another week, another weekly wrap-up. After slacking off for a few weeks, I've got some video updates to pump out and some new ideas I want to start trialing on the blog. Feel free to leave feedback and suggestions on anything you dis/like over the coming weeks!

Project Use It Up 2016 | April Wrap-Up & May Goals | Video

Saturday, 7 May 2016

In which I say the word 'May' about 400 times too many. This is the progress update for my Project Use It Up 2016 as well as some goals for the May stretch. I'm trying to push myself a little bit with my projects as all of them feel really drawn out and long-term right now which can get a bit repetitive and boring, I think! Let me know how you feel about my attempts to make this next month a bit more interesting and please feel free to leave some suggestions, as well! Thanks for watching!

xx Julia

Pan That Palette 2016 | Update Two | Video

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

In which I show you the progress on my Pan that Palette palette for the months of March and April, as well as the additional palettes and eyeshadows I used in conjunction with the Balm's Balmsai palette. I was heaps nervous about my progress at the last update so I'm very happy to show you some pan! Thanks for watching!

xx Julia

Beauty Chat | Luxury Beauty

Monday, 2 May 2016

For the majority of my makeup-loving life, I have been an advocate for affordable, drugstore makeup brands. I used to almost exclusively shop at Priceline but, in recent times, I have witnessed my interests swaying very heavily towards more expensive beauty brands and, most recently, towards the truly luxury names. Now I'm wondering: is luxury beauty worth it?

Weekly Wrap-Up | eleven

Sunday, 1 May 2016

I fell off the blogging bandwagon for most of April, unfortunately, as university work overtook my life in a bit way. But I am back! And ready to stick to my three-day-a-week posting schedule again. I'll also forewarn you that I'm working on some pretty chatty content so get ready!

Beauty Inventory 2016 | First Quarter Update | Video

Saturday, 30 April 2016

In which I run through all of my numbers for my makeup, skincare, haircare, perfume, and nail polish collections! I find these videos really interesting to see what other people's collections look like but I also use mine as a record to see what sections I need to work harder on and where I can probably indulge a bit. Thanks for watching!

xx Julia

April Beauty Empties | Video

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

In which I show you all the products I've used up in the past month or so since my last empties video in March. I used up a lot of products recently, including a bit of makeup which I'm really happy about! If you love seeing empties videos, please let me know! Thanks for watching!

xx Julia

Pros & Cons of Panning

Monday, 25 April 2016

Over the past year or so, I've really fallen in love with the panning community online. We're a group of makeup and beauty enthusiasts who set challenges, goals, and projects to hit pan in or finish our products. It's a completely different approach to makeup collecting compared to the haul-centric creators that most people think of when they think about the online beauty community. As much as I love it, though, there are both good and bad aspects to panning beauty products, like anything else!

Project Pan Roulette | Update Three | Video

Saturday, 23 April 2016

In which I show you the products I have finished, made progress on, and added to my Project Pan Roulette 2016. I'm really enjoying this project and look forward to making even more progress over the year! Thanks for watching!

xx Julia

Everyday Eye | five

Monday, 11 April 2016

The Pan That Palette Challenge has really forced me to be creative with my eyeshadow combinations this year and work a little bit outside of my comfort zone, especially considering my palette choice has quite a few 'pops of colour'. My new go-to eye look dips a little into silver, a little into blue, without going to crazy for everyday.

Panning Pro Tag | Video

Saturday, 9 April 2016

In which I give very garbled and ramble-y answers to a set of questions about project panning. I saw this tag circling and thought it might be fun to participate in and I encourage anyone who wants to answer the questions, to do so! Thanks for watching!

xx Julia

March Wrap-Up | Video

Saturday, 2 April 2016

In which I share all the books I read in March and let you know what I thought about them! These wrap-ups are great for getting little reviews of a lot of books all at once, kinda like an empties video. If you make book related videos, please let me know so I can come check them out! Thanks for watching!

xx Julia

Makeup and Skincare Mashups

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

We talk a lot in the project panning community about multitasking products; eyeshadows you can use as highlighter, lipstick you can use as blush, etc. Nowadays, it's becoming more and more popular for makeup companies to do the work for us and multitask their makeup products as skincare. Now makeup is working even harder for us and improving our skin as well as making it look great!

My Mecca Cosmetica Wish List

Monday, 28 March 2016

I'm definitely one of those people that makes and maintains a continuous wish list of every product that has struck my interest recently. Right now my list is swerving towards some awesome products from Mecca Cosmetica and I must share my product lust with you!

Weekly Wrap-Up | ten

Sunday, 27 March 2016

We're just coming to the tail end of my skincare frenzy here on MissJulziez as I get some long awaited posts out of my system. Shortly we'll be returning to the usual makeup with a smattering of skincare and haircare, don't you worry!

Project Use It Up 2016 | Feb/Mar Wrap-Up & April Goals | Video

Look at that camera angle! I apologise for the framing but unfortunately you should expect to see the same thing in the next two videos. Sorry!

Other than that, these are my updates for my Project Use It Up for February and March as well as my goals for April. I'm steadily moving through products but hopefully I can make even more progress in this coming month!

xx Julia

My Favourite Skincare Ingredients

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Since starting this blog, I have really grown to love skincare. Researching products and ingredients, working out what works and doesn't with my skin type, and obsessing over new and amazing products. And, over the years, I've come up with my little list of favourite skincare ingredients: the ones that work best for me and that I seek out in all my products.

Skincare Ingredients to Avoid

Monday, 21 March 2016

The ingredients lists on beauty products can be a real minefield, buried in a thick layer of opaque mud most of the time. But, there's hope! With a few dictionary terms, anyone can decipher those paragraphs of complicated chemical compounds. In particular, here are the ingredients that you should take note of and avoid.

Weekly Wrap-Up | nine

Sunday, 20 March 2016

It's my birthday week! Or, at least, it was my birthday week. I packed it full of fun and excitement with all of my friends and it was exhausting but great. Now, after that weekly wrap-up, let's swing back to the relevant blog and talk about what was happening on Miss Julziez this week.