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!

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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.

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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!

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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?

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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!