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March 27, 2015

#FoundationFriday | L'Oreal Paris Nude Magique Eau de Teint*

The L'Oreal Paris Nude Magique Eau de Teint* was released in Australia sometime last year. It is a super light formula which claims to have a 'no makeup' feel on the skin and be super natural in coverage and finish. After hearing pretty good things about it from bloggers and vloggers overseas, I was super happy to  after seeing so many people rave about it, I was really excited to give it a shot! 

March 26, 2015

FRIDAY NIGHT PAMPER SESSION | What I use and what I do

Lately my skin has been pretty angry so I'm trying to make a conscious effort to give it a bit of T.L.C., starting with setting myself the goal of using a face mask at least once a week. I tend to go this on a Friday night if I'm just at home and I find that it's the perfect end to my working week, especially if I'm watching my latest Netflix tv obsession at the same time.

To see how I use these products, keep reading! 

March 25, 2015

That Escalated Quickly | PRICELINE 40% OFF COSMETICS HAUL

I'm going to be straight with y'all, today's post was meant to be about my pamper routine but that's just not going to happen. I was going to work on it but, instead, I thought I'd share my Priceline 40% off cosmetics haul with you while the sale is still happening.

You can see what I picked up and maybe, just maybe, see a few things that you want to race out and pick up for yourself before the sale ends!

March 23, 2015

PRICELINE 40% OFF MAKE UP SALE | What I recommend and what I want

Everyone loves a good beauty sale and there's not many that are as good as the annual 40% off sales from Priceline. On the 24th and 25th of this month (so tomorrow and the day after) they'll be having a 40% off make up promotion so I thought I'd share what I recommend you pick up, as well as what I'll be hunting down. 

To see my top Priceline picks, keep reading! 

March 19, 2015

The Open Mascara Edit #3

I was looking through my open mascara collection recently when I realised that it's been quite some time since I uploaded another Open Mascara Edit post - whoops! My current open mascara collection features quite a few that need to be thrown out so (rest assured, I've stopped using the old ones - just haven't thrown them) so, with a cull in the very near future, I thought now was the best time to give you a sneak peek!
To see the mascaras I've been using lately, keep reading!

March 18, 2015

FOTD // Hairdresser appointment and a lunch date

With all the hype surrounding the Too Faced Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette (review coming soon) lately, I decided to pull out my original Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette in case it was feeling a little neglected. I was heading out to get my hair done and then meet a friend for lunch so I didn't want anything too overdone but, let's be serious, I probably was by the end. 
To see the look I created with these products, keep reading!

March 17, 2015


As I'm sure you've gathered, I really love hosting giveaways and I recently had two running, one on my Facebook Page and one on my Instagram. The giveaways were quite different but they ended around the same time so today I thought I'd announce who won.

At the start of the month I hosted a giveaway in celebration of International Women's Day. I uploaded a photo on my Facebook Page and asked people to tell me about the most inspiring or influential woman in their lives, tagging the person if they also had Facebook. The prize was two mini pamper packs; one for the person entering and one for the influential lady in their lives. It was pretty easy to enter but I really enjoyed reading everyone's entries. We all have some really special people in our lives! 

Before I announce who won, I thought I'd tell you what they've won. The giveaway was a spur of the moment decision so I hadn't made the mini pamper packs at the time. I have now, however, and I really hope you like them. Each winner will receive - 
Dirty Works Rose & Glow Moisture Mask, Sarah Jessica Parker NYC Eau de Toilette, Essie Mini Nail Polish Trio (one of two colour combinations), The Body Shop Almond Hand and Nail Cream 30ml, Dirty Works Body Butter Mini (one of three scents), Born to Balm Lip Balm (one of four scents) and two LUSH Bath Bombs. 

Initially I was going to choose my favourite entry but, as I read them all, I realised that wasn't going to happen (how could I possibly choose?) so I ended up using random.org to generate a winner for me.

and the winner is … Shaun Baker and his Mum, Cheryl 

Next up, I was giving a Benjabelle Sunflower Brush Tree and Spinner over on Instagram. To win this giveaway, people had to share this photo, ensuring that they tagged @borntobuy and had #borntobrush in the caption. 

I randomly chose a winner by filtering the entries with #borntobrush and the winner is @itslenanguyen 

Congratulations to both of you and thank you to everyone who entered these giveaways. I have some really exciting things in the works for Born to Buy and, in turn, some exciting giveaways planned, so stay tuned. If you want to be the first to know, or to enter social media exclusive giveaways, don't forget to follow me on all my platforms. They're always linked at the end of my posts! 

March 16, 2015

Marie Claire The Parcel | Autumn Edit, 2015

My Autumn Edit of The Parcel from Marie Claire arrived last Wednesday so I thought I'd share the contents. 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.

Before I get into it, I just want to apologise for these photos. The lighting wasn't the best but I didn't want to wait any longer. I wanted to get this post up as soon as possible.
To see what I received in my Marie Claire The Parcel Summer Edit, keep reading!

March 09, 2015

Monthly Beauty Favourites + a Love/Hate Relationship | February, 2015

February was a pretty good month for me. It was one of those non eventful months but, with nothing terrible to report, I classify it as a good one. I've been discovering a lot of great products lately but, with life becoming quite busy, I've been struggling to find the time to blog. To top it all off, I recently lost internet access (thanks a lot, Optus) so blogging will remain a bit intermittent until it's back up and running! 

With all that in mind, let's talk about what I was loving in the month of February.

March 08, 2015


I'll be honest, my make up brush collection is a bit over the top and I love using my Benjabelle Brush Trees when I wash them! With that in mind, I'm giving away a Benjabelle Sunflower Brush Tree and Spinner on Instagram! 

To enter,
Follow @borntobuy on Instagram
Repost the image above with @borntobuy and#borntobrush in the caption
Remember that I cannot see entries if your IG account is private so please make sure your account is public
The giveaway is open to Australian residents only. Sorry!
This ends on March 9 Australian WST and a winner will be chosen soon after. I will be randomly choosing someone by filtering #borntobrush 

Also, if you want to pick up this or anything else from @lipstickrepublic, use the code BORNTOBUY to get 10% off!

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