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December 25, 2015


December 25, 2015 | 3 Comments

Just a quick message from me to you to say MERRY CHRISTMAS.
Whether you celebrate today or not, I hope December 25 is a great day for you.

I'm very sorry that Blogmas took a backseat, I've been quite unwell. When it's not one thing, it's another, amiright?
I have so many post ideas that were meant to go up during that period, a giveaway included, so they're still coming! Stay tuned.

Have a great day. Be safe and smile!

December 19, 2015

BLOGSMAS DAY FIVE: Bloggers United AU Kris Kringle Swap

Christmas is one of my favourite times of the year. 

I love the festivity, I love how elated everyone is at knowing that have some time off (sorry, retail staff) but, most of all, I love buying and giving gifts! I find Secret Santa/Kris Kringle to be so much fun and, being one of the Perth State Representatives, I was so excited when Bloggers United Au decided to host a Kris Kringle Christmas Swap as part of this year's celebrations! 

I was actually lucky enough to be able to buy for Jasmine, a real life friend of mine, occasional house guest and writer of Sweetaholic Beauty, a fantastic beauty blog. Click here to see what I got her! SIDENOTE: How good are here photos? #goals

I came home on Monday to see my Kris Kringle parcel had arrived but I'm only just getting around to sharing it with y'all as I've not been well. The lovely Joanna from Life in my Day, a lifestyle blog based in Melbourne, had me to buy for and, if I can say so myself, she did a great job! Keep reading to see what she picked up. 

BLOGMAS DAY FOUR: Marie Claire The Parcel | Summer Edit, 2015

The only good thing about Spring becoming Summer is the fact that it means a new Marie Claire The Parcel Edit. I've whinged before but I'm going to whinge again .. I HATE THE WARM WEATHER. The weather has been relatively cool over the last week or so but it's warming up again. Hopefully it's not too hot for Christmas! 

To see what was inside my box and, more importantly, keep reading.

December 18, 2015

BLOGMAS DAY THREE: Trilogy Make-Up Be Gone Cleansing Balm* Review

I've spoken about the benefits of cleansing oils on the blog before (here and here) but we've never talked about cleansing balms, have we? I've never really tried a cleansing oil before but I see so many bloggers and vloggers rave about them so I was super keen to try the Trilogy Make Up Be Gone Cleansing Balm* when information on the release hit my inbox. 

I've been putting the product to the test for a few weeks now so, of course, it's time to tell you my thoughts!

December 15, 2015

BLOGMAS DAY TWO: Last Minute Gift Ideas For Everyone!

I wasn't going to do any gift guides this year, I really wasn't, but with less than two weeks until Christmas I thought it might be a good idea to share last minute gift ideas with y'all. 

You know when you think you've done all your Christmas shopping so you're silently gloating and then you remember that you forgot to buy a present for your husband's sister's cousin's friend and then you remember that you're going to their house for Christmas celebrations TONIGHT?! Yup, that's when this post will come in handy.  

December 14, 2015

BLOGMAS DAY ONE: Redken All Soft Heavy Cream Super Treatment Review

I'm not very kind to my poor hair so deep moisturising treatments are my best friend. I used a conditioning/intensive treatment in place of conditioner almost every time I wash my hair and for the last five+ years, Redken's All Soft Heavy Cream Super Treatment has been my back up; the treatment I 'go to' when I don't know what to pick up or I've finished my stash.

December 12, 2015


I absolutely adore Vlogmas on YouTube. Christmas is such a great time of the year and I really love getting an insight into YouTuber's lives by seeing what they get up to.

I wasn't going to do Blogmas (uploading a blog post every day until Christmas) but I haven't really uploaded this week as I hurt my leg so I thought I'd make up for it by uploading everyday for two weeks as of Monday. The idea only came to me two nights ago so I might come to regret it but let's roll with it, shall we? 

I have some pretty cool ideas in the works, if I can say so myself, so I'm excited to get started! Also, I'm still very sore and I'm working full time so please forgive me if the posts aren't daily. I have lots to talk to you about so they'll go up either way! 

Also, while I have you here, I just wanted to let you all know that Born to Buy Blog is less than a month off hitting two million views. 2 MILLION! I will be celebrating with a seven days of giveaways series that will be spreading over my social media outlets, as well as here on the blog so definitely keep an eye out!

December 06, 2015

FOTD // A little of the old 'n' a little of the new

A couple of weeks ago I was having a play with a few newer additions to my make up routine so I thought I'd turn it into a Face of the Day post as it's been a hot minute (more like 6+ months) since my last FOTD post.

I went for a relatively bronzed and somewhat natural look using a range of gorgeous products, go let's get into it!

December 04, 2015

#FoundationFriday | Rimmel London Match Perfection with SPF 20*

Finding a foundation that's going to match your skin tone and concerns is not easy feat so I was super thrilled when, Rimmel London's has recently relaunched and reformulated Match Perfection Invisible Coverage Foundation* arrived on my doorstep!

I have the previous formula in a couple of shades and, whilst I liked it, I definitely didn't love it and, for that reason, a review never made it onto the blog. The new formula claims to be perfect, protect and hydrate the skin with coverage that's weightless, traceless and kind to skin. 

That's a whole lot of claims, is it not? As always, let's get into it! 

December 03, 2015

Monthly Beauty Favourites | September - November, 2015

It's been so long since I've sat down to write a monthly beauty favourites. So many products have entered the daily beauty rotation and a few have left too, so deciding what was going to make the cut and featured was no easy task. In the end I think I did a relatively good job of refining the list to a long, yet manageable, amount of products. 

We've got a lot to get through so let's get into it.  

Tiny Hand With Heart