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January 12, 2016

FOTD // Getting Through a Hot Perth Day!

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The heat in Perth, Western Australia, has been insane lately. It's averaging mid thirties/high forties almost every day and, if you're anything like me, you just cannot cope with that weather. I try to hibernate in the heat, however sometimes you've just got to get on with you life and actually leave the air-conditioned sanctuary that is your home.

On days when I am out and about I try to keep my make up to a minimum. It's not about looking glam, it's about putting the least amount of products on my face and keeping things quite natural whilst trying to absorb as much heat induced oil as possible.

To see what I create with these products on the hottest of hot days, keep reading! 

January 10, 2016


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In September of 2014 Born to Buy reached one million page views and I couldn't contain my excitement. My blog had been going for a little over three years at the time, and I felt like one million views was the biggest number in the world.

Here I am, however, less than a year and a half later, celebrating another milestone, a bigger milestone; TWO MILLION PAGE VIEWS.

Numbers aren't everything. They don't mean a whole lot in the grand scheme of things, I'd still be here either way, but it is so nice to know that people read my posts and value the hard work I put into it. Blogging is something I really enjoy and I am so grateful that hopefully you guys are enjoying my content.

Thank you for everything you've done for me. 

Thanks for the kind words. Thanks for keeping up with me while I've been erratically posting with no proper schedule and thank you to everyone who's been here from the beginning.

I can only really say thank you the one way I know how, with epic giveaways, so stay tuned! 


If you asked me what my ride or die make up brand was, I'd confidently say MAC every single time. MAC continues to impress me with their vast product range and a significant numbers of staples in my make up routine are from them. I have a lot to talk about in today's post, including the details on a giveaway, so let's just get into it! 

January 08, 2016

Rimmel London Brow This Way Eyebrow Sculpting Kit and Styling Gel* Review

Rimmel London upped their brow game last year with the launch of their Brow This Way collection, a two piece collection featuring a Brow Sculpting Kit* and a Brow Shaping Gel*. I've had this collection in my possession for almost six months now and I only recently realised I never blogged about it, so it's definitely time to share my thoughts on both products in the range.

January 06, 2016

Monthly Beauty Favourites | December, 2015

December had some real highs and lows for me so, I gotta say, I'm pretty glad that it's over. I launched Blogmas in mid December and intended on uploading every day until Christmas but my body had other ideas and I ended up with two small fractures in my back ribs which put a dampener on that idea. I also got a cold so constantly coughing has really helped with that pain - not! I'm so disappointed that I couldn't get the posts up for you, especially as I was proud with the photos we took, but the content is coming either way so it wasn't a complete fail! My pain is improving every day but and I'll be back to normal soon!

Christmas at my place was great. I absolutely adore Christmas. I love giving gifts and it was amazing to watch people open presents I'd bought for them, especially my nephews. There's something great about spending Christmas with little ones, isn't there? 

That's probably enough for the life update portion of today's post, don't you think? Let's talk beauty!

January 04, 2016

MAC Extended Play Gigablack Lash Mascara Review

Over the past year or so I've seen many beauty gurus/vloggers (Pixiwoo sisters and Jaclyn Hill, I'm looking at you) reach for the MAC Extended Play Gigablack Lash Mascara, especially for their lower lashes. They all raved about how great it was  at preventing smudging on the lower lashline and, as someone with long lower lashes who's often a victim of smudging, I decided to give it a try!

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