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November 30, 2015

NS-5 Cuticle & Nail Complex* Review

It seems silly but out of everything we received at the Perth Bloggers United event, the thing I was probably most excited to test out was the NS-5 Cuticle & Nail Complex. As someone who's constantly trying to improve the condition of their nails, the thought of such an affordable, compact and effective product really was music to my ears! 

November 26, 2015


Priceline held their beloved 40% off cosmetics sale last Wednesday and Thursday and, as always, I said I wasn't going to pick anything up but I did anyway. Whoops, sorry not sorry. I at least showed some self control, not going wild, and I'm really happy with every purchase that I made. 

November 24, 2015

Innoxa Restore Hydrating Facial Cleansing Oil* Review

I've been using MAC's Cleanse Off Oil for over two years now and cleansing oils are  without a doubt, the most effective way I've found to remove my make up. Using oils as part of a make up removal/cleansing routine can be so effective as the oil works as an emulsifier. Basically it helps to break down and dissolve the make up, meaning it's a lot easier to remove. With that in mind, I was super excited when I was emailed about the release of Innoxa's Restore Hydrating Facial Cleansing Oil*.

A cleansing oil at a much more affordable price point? Uh, yes please! To see what I think and how it compares, keep reading!

November 22, 2015

Emptying the Trash // September - November 2015

With no empties being posted in three months, I've never been more excited to write an Emptying The Trash post. I have a good combination of skincare, haircare, body items, cosmetics and more to talk to you about today and I honestly can't wait to say  au revoir and good riddance to it all!

Like I've done lately, I'll be linking you to any reviews I've written previously and I'll only talk about the products I've not mentioned before. There's so much to get through in today's post, so anything we can do to prevent it being massive will help!

November 20, 2015

#FoundationFriday | MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof

Today's post is a bit exciting for me. I've been silently obsessing over MAC's Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation for quite some time now (probably a solid six months) but, with my uploading inconsistencies, I've not had a chance to review it for y'all until now. 

I've had a long time to play with this product so, to see if I think it lives up to the hype, keep reading! 

November 18, 2015

The Open Mascara Edit #4

Mascaras are one of my many beauty weaknesses. I am forever on the hunt for that perfect mascara. The one that'll give volume without looking clumpy, create a full look without looking spidery.. My requests generally contradict each other but, as Britney Spears says, that my prerogative. Did I really just do that?

I forever have a couple of mascaras on the go and, with a big cull in my mascara collection's near future, it's time to show you what I've got open and let you know my thoughts! 

November 16, 2015

Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate Moss Nude Collection* | Review & Swatches

Nude lipsticks are my weakness which is no secret, especially if you follow me on Instagram and see my face of the day posts. I love the wearability and comfort of a good nude lipstick so I was over the moon when I received the press release for Rimmel London's newest lipstick offer, the Lasting Finish by Kate Moss Nude Collection*!

These lipsticks released in September, so they've been available for a while now, and I've been putting them to the test ever since they hit my mailbox around then. Now that I'm back, let's get into what I thought of the Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate Moss Nude Collection*!

November 14, 2015

HEART2HEART: Stuck in rut? What's next for Born to Buy?

I've heard someone say that the longer you stay away, the harder it is to come back and that's never been more real to me than it is at the moment.

I haven't blogged in over a month and, let's be real, in the months before my uploads were inconsistent at best. I'm not here to give y'all another lame I've been busy excuse because there's only so many times that they'll work before you just seem like you're taking the piss. 

If you've been a long time Born to Buy reader (thank you, by the way), you'll probably remember that last year I was very unwell. From about June - September my uploads were erratic and that's honestly because I was sick. Very sick. 

Before that, I prided myself on being a blogger that rain, hail or shine uploaded daily and I really loved the content I was putting out. I would plan my posts, spend all Saturday taking the photos I needed and all of Sunday writing them. Not only that, I'd go to bed at about 12.30am every night/morning and then be up at 5.30am to get ready for work. When I was sick, however, uploading was the last thing from my mind. I wanted to do it, of course, but I wasn't playing with make up and I wasn't feeling up to writing. 

During that time, as well as during my recovery, I realised the value of sleep. I realised that spending time with family and/or friends is how I wanted to be spending my weekends. I loved blogging and, my goodness, I still do, however I realised that I had let it define me and take over my life in a way that I didn't like. 

Even when I got better (so pretty much for the whole of this year), I was still trying to upload daily. When I couldn't, or when life got in the way, I'd stop uploading mid-week and tell myself I'd try again the following week. This has gone on for the past few months until I just told myself I knew I wouldn't be uploading daily so there was no point at trying at all.

That's crazy and I need to finding a balance.

Today I'm here to say that I am finally back. I won't be uploading daily, as you may have guessed, but I think that uploading every second day is achievable. If it's not, I'll revisit it. I have missed being a part of this community so much and I absolutely cannot wait to share so much with you all.

Until then, tell me, how have you been? I've missed you.

Tiny Hand With Heart