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June 30, 2015

Monthly Beauty Favourites | June, 2015

With June coming to a close, I'm not that sorry to say goodbye to it. I had a sinus infection that really 'did a number on me' (that's the saying, yeah?) but I'm finally starting to feel better. I know, right, just in time for my birthday which is July 8, before you ask.

This month's beauty favourites features a bunch of products that are new to my collection and I absolutely love every one. Let's get into it so I can start gushing about how good these products are!

June 29, 2015

Shu Uemura Ultimate Remedy Extreme Restoration Duo Serum* Review

The Shu Uemura Art of Hair line has really stolen my heart of the past twelve (ish) months. I've not tried a lot from them, no, but everything I have tried has been amazing. Shu Uemura's Art of Hair Ultimate Remedy Extreme Restoration Duo Serum* has been a constant product in my haircare routine for the past 3-4 months now, and now I'm finally here to tell you why!

June 28, 2015

June 27, 2015

Emptying the Trash // June 2015

I worked on a huge Emptying the Trash that was an accumulation of about four months worth of empty beauty products but, when sitting down to write this, I've realised that I must've deleted it instead of posting it. Agh! Either way, it was huge. In fact, I was only linking it to say that I would never let an empties post get that big again! A lesson very well learnt, it seems.

Anyway, without waffling on too much, let's empty this month's trash! There's still quite a few products in this empties post so, like I normally do, I think I'll link you to any reviews I've written and I'll only talk about the products I've not mentioned before. Sound good? I sure hope so! 

June 26, 2015

#FoundationFriday: L'Oreal Paris True Match Super Blendable Foundation

It's pretty safe to assume that you've been living under a rock if you haven't heard of L'Oreal Paris' True Match Super Blendable Foundation. This product has been a cult product in the beauty community for such a long time now and there's no sign of its popularity slowing down any time soon. It's a foundation that I've had in my collection for so long now, though I never reviewed it, so I thought it was finally time to share my thoughts with the world. 

C2 Natural Ivory | N2 Vanilla | N3 Creamy Beige | N4 Beige* 

June 25, 2015

Ry (Recreate Yourself) Haul and Online Store Review

Last month I was contacted by Ry (Recreate Yourself), Australia's largest haircare, skincare and cosmetics online store, to see if I'd like to give their online store a try. Ry is one of those websites that I've quickly glance at before, not actually looking at the vast range of products they have available, and I'm so glad that I finally know how much they stock!

Ry (Recreate Yourself) credited me with $50.00 on my account to help pay for the damage I did (let me tell you, I spent over $100.00 of my own money - oops), which was super kind of them, now let's get into what I picked up!

June 24, 2015

Kevin Murphy Motion Lotion Curl Enhancing Lotion* Review

I've mentioned it before but, for anyone who's new(ish) to the blog, my hair is very temperamental. Some days it's curly, other days it's a frizzy hot mess. The longer it is the less wild it is, however it can't always be tamed. I really love to embrace the curls as I love how effortless they can look but, if I'm going to wear them out, I find myself reaching for a curl enhancing product that's going neaten the curls, making them more manageable and bit, well, prettier. 

I've been putting Kevin Murphy's Motion Lotion Curl Enhancing Lotion* to the test for the past month or so now and, I've gotta tell you, I'm in love. 

For more information on this wonder cream, keep reading! 

June 23, 2015

Marie Claire The Parcel | Winter Edit, 2015

If you know me personally (though I'm sure I've talked about it here before), you'll know that winter is my favourite time of the year. I love the make up, the fashion and, more than anything, the weather. With all that in mind, I've been really keen to get my winter edit to of The Parcel from Marie Claire; I've been really interested in seeing what they included. 

My box arrived on Friday, four days after I received my shipping notification from Australia Post, and now it's time to share the contents of the box! 

June 22, 2015

NYX Butter Gloss Review and Swatches 2.0 (Updated)

I picked up my first lot of NYX Butter Glosses back in November of 2013 and the obsession has been oh-so-real ever since. I find myself gravitating towards lipsticks a whole lot more than glosses these days, however NYX's Butter Glosses somehow still make it into my constant beauty rotation. I've added eight new shades to my collection since I uploaded my first review a year and a half ago, so I thought it was time to update y'all and swatch all the new shades.

Fortune Cookie | Madeline | Tiramisu | Eclair | Angel Food Cake

June 10, 2015

MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Palette Review and Swatches

The MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Palette has been on the top of my Sephora wish list for the longest time, especially after everyone started raving about their reformulated eyeshadow formula. I thought about buying it for quite some time now and finally bit the bullet in their recent VIB sale, as you may have seen in this haul.

MAKE UP FOR EVER's Artist Palette comes with eight eyeshadows; one matte and seven in a range of shimmer formulas (iridescent, diamond and metallic). It contains a good range of shades, from neutrals to coppers to blues and purples, which is why I thought it'd be the perfect palette to start me off with their new shadows! 

I am absolutely loving this palette and I have found myself reaching for this palette consistently since it arrived. For more information on the palette, keep reading! 

June 09, 2015

Monthly Beauty Favourites | May, 2015

May was pretty good to me. Apart from spending the last few days of May/start of June in bed with a sinus infection, it was a pretty good month. It was actually pretty eventful too, now that I think about it. I saw Wicked for the second time, Ricky Martin Live and Pitch Perfect  2 more than once (such a good more, amiright?). Before you ask, yes; Ricky Martin did shake his bon bon and I loved every second of it. 

It's been a pretty good make up month too, to be honest. I've discovered a few winning products and found alternative uses for existing products in my collection. I even found something that cures the post sickness dry nose! 

June 08, 2015

Innoxa Skin Perfecting Pore Vanishing Cream* Review

A while ago I was wanting to mix up my priming routine a little bit and, rather that purchase something, I decided to 'shop my stash' and take a dive in the drawer full of PR samples that I've not yet had an opportunity to try. In the end I decided to pull out the Innoxa Skin Perfecting Pore Vanishing Cream*, a product that I've had in my possession for quite some time now.

I don't know why I haven't used it sooner but, either way, it has become a regular part of my make up routine. Keep reading for more information on the Innoxa Skin Perfecting Pore Vanishing Cream*. 

Tiny Hand With Heart