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December 23, 2014

Christmas Paypal Blogger Collaboration WINNER

With Christmas in less than 2 days (yay!), and Boxing Day sales following soon behind, one lucky winner is about to win AUD $200.00. What is better?

Before I announce the winner of this giveaway, I just want to thank everyone for supporting this giveaway. I have gained so many valuable readers and I really hope I don't let you all down! I also really want to thank Abby for organising the giveaway and all the other lovely Australian beauty bloggers who got involved. They're all such lovely ladies. 

If, for some reason, you haven't checked them out yet, I highly urge you to - Abigail from The Shrinking Wallet, Jasmine from Sweetaholic Beauty, Kat from Kitsch Snitch, Natalia from Glossy Confidential, Nalini from The Made Up Maiden, Ash from The Beauty Collection and Tried and Tested Blog

So, with my acceptance speech over (it was a bit like that, wasn't it?), let's get onto announcing the winner!

Congratulations, Sarah. Don't forget to spend your money unwisely. Sarah, please email me on dontstopbuying@hotmail.com within 48 hours to organise your prize. Should I not hear from you, a new winner will be announced. 

Thanks again to everyone and have a fantastic Christmas!

Tell me, what would you buy if you won $200.00?!

December 20, 2014

Belated Black Friday Beauty Haul, 2014

November 28 was Black Friday, one of the most amazing shopping days on the calendar. It falls the day after Thanksgiving in the US and, basically, it's a huge every-man-for-themselves style shopping event. I liken it to the Boxing Day sales here in Australia but I think it's a lot more hardcore.

Every year I say I'm not going to buy anything and most years I do so this year I just decided to go with it! To see what I picked up, including recommended retail prices and the discount I received, keep reading! 

December 19, 2014

REMINDER | Christmas Paypal Blogger Collaboration Giveaway

Hey everyone, 
I just wanted to remind you about my current giveaway which closes on 21 December 2014 at 12AM AEDT. There are so many different ways to enter and, for $200 cash, you need to enter! 

To be taken to the giveaway, click here 


#FoundationFriday | Estee Lauder Double Wear Light Review

The Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation is super hyped about in the beauty community, with everyone raving about it or lusting to try it (to be honest, I like it but I haven't reviewed it yet as I'm yet to find my perfect colour match). As much as it's raved about, I don't think we hear enough about its lighter coverage sister, the Estee Lauder Double Wear Light Stay-in-Place Makeup. 

I've been playing with the Estee Lauder Double Wear Light Stay-in-Place Makeup for a few weeks now so I thought it was time to show you all what I thought. To see what I think of it, keep reading! 

December 18, 2014

Marie Claire The Parcel | Summer Edit, 2014

The Parcel by Marie Claire is one of the newest beauty subscription boxes to hit the Australian market. It is a seasonal subscription service, meaning that a new parcel arrives every quarter, with the contents of the box determined by seasonal trends.

I wanted to sign up for The Parcel in time for their Summer Box which was sent out in October but, unfortunately, I missed the boat on that one. I've since purchased Seasonal Subscription and I thought I'd share the contents of the Summer box which arrived on Friday! If you're interested in knowing pricing etc, keep reading and I'll talk you through it at the end.

To see what I received in my Marie Claire The Parcel Summer Edit, keep reading! 

December 17, 2014

Holiday Season Make Up Look: Gold Eyes and Two Lip Options

On Monday I showed you a somewhat contemporary take on a Christmas look (bright blue liner and peach lips) but today I thought I'd show you something a little more traditional. I tend to associate gold eyeshadow looks with this time of year so that's what I decided to go for today. 

To see how I created the look and how I used all these products, keep reading!

December 16, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide 2014 | Gifts under $50

Christmas is such an expensive time of year and, if you're anything like me, you might find yourself going a little overboard at this time of year. I can't help it, I love to give! With that in mind, I've come up with some affordable gift ideas which will hopefully ease some of the financial burden. Oh, if only Santa came with a prepaid credit card..

December 15, 2014

Holiday Season Make Up Look: Bright Liner and Nude Lips

People tend to become a little experimental and/or adventurous with their make up during the holiday season so this week I thought I'd share a few looks that I think would be great for this time of year. 

With Christmas falling in Summer here in Australia, we have a bit more room to 'play' with our make up looks. I thought I'd start this series off by playing with a bright blue liquid eyeliner that I'd never even used before. Whilst I think the application was perhaps a little off, I absoluteely love the colour and I received so many compliments when I was out which is always nice!

To see how I created the look and how I used all these products, keep reading!

December 12, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide 2014 | Children

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Even though it can be really difficult, the kids in my life are some of my favourite people to buy for. Kids seem to accumulate a lot of crap (everyone has their own definition of crap though, remember that), it's what their good at, so I think it's really important to consider the child, their interests and perhaps contact the parents to see what the child is in need of.

I feel like all of these ideas are gender neutral, purely because I'm an advocate for buying something for the recipient, not the gender, but I'm discussing ideas rather than specific ideas. You'll see what I mean when we get started!

December 08, 2014

The Bitch is Back | Where have I been? Jobs, injuries, best friends & more!

Hey everyone,

Crazy long time no talk, I know! How are you all doing? I haven't blogged in almost three weeks and that is absolutely crazy to me. I am so sorry. I have always been someone who tries to upload daily so, for me, three weeks is like an absolute eternity. In case you've been wondering what I've been up to, let's recap the last few weeks. 

Firstly, if you read this update post you'll know that I was recently made redundant. My last day wasn't going to be until Christmas Eve but, nevertheless, it was a really stressful time for me. I've been applying for jobs like crazy, as I'm sure you can imagine, which just didn't leave much time for anything fun, including blogging! In amongst all the job applications and, unfortunately, rejections, I started to just feel a little crappy. This year has, without a doubt, been the hardest year of my life and I think everything just got on top of me. I'm feeling much better now though, and I've finally found a new job which I'm really excited about, especially because it's within the same organisation that I work for now. Even though I'll be moving offices I won't be saying a full on goodbye to the amazing people I work with now! Very exciting! 

With all that said and done I intended to have a super busy weekend taking photos, writing and scheduling blog posts and just catching up on everything I missed in the blogosphere but, alas, my body has other ideas. I have somehow managed to fracture a few ribs (yes, ouch) and, whilst sitting and typing isn't causing me too much pain, taking photos for a blog post is just too much at the moment. Agh! I'm so disappointed and I promise I'll be back as soon as possible! 

If you read my last update post you may remember that I mentioned that one of my best friends was due to come home last month, on November 17, after being away for six months. He surprised me at work a week before he was meant to be home which, of course, was amazing and I am so glad to have him home, even though he repeatedly lied to me for months on end! Sneaky, huh? It's been so good having him home and being able to make up for lost time! 

I know I promised you guys a huge giveaway to celebrate my 1 million page views and, rest assured, it is still coming! I have collected far more goodies than I first anticipated and I'm still trying to figure out the best way to photograph it. Until then, I'm giving away $200.00 with a few other blogging lovelies so don't forget to check that out here

Lastly, I still have quite a few items available as part of my blog sale and I will be adding more over the coming days. Don't forget to keep checking back!

aaaand how have you been?

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