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October 31, 2016

October Beauty Faves, 2016

October has been a great month! I spent the start of it in Margaret River (south of Perth, for anyone interstate) and, whilst it was nowhere near long enough, it was great to get away! In short, it was a few days of wine, cheese, chocolate and baby cuddles! I didn't take many photos but there are a few on my Instagram if you'd like to check them out. 

In terms of beauty, I have a few bits to talk to y'all about today! For some reason these products in this post a really eye heavy so please excuse that. Most of these products are somewhat recent additions to my collection but, as always, there's a few products that I've fallen back in love with that I wanted to give a shoutout to also.

October 13, 2016


There were a lot of mixed reviews floating around when Smashbox released their Full Exposure Palette. Some people loved it, some people hated it and some sat nicely in between. The beauty addict in me wanted to test it out, of course, but the realist in me didn't want to fork out for a fourteen pan eyeshadow palette that, realistically, I might never reach for.

All of my prayers were answered when Australia got access to the Full Exposure Travel Palette at Mecca Maxima and a while ago I picked up both, Full Exposure and Double Exposure. I've not yet had much of a play with Double Exposure so I can't really comment on that, however I've been playing with Full Exposure for a while now and it's time to share my thoughts! 

October 11, 2016


When you try as many beauty products as I do, there's not a lot of time to be loyal to a specific product. Every now and then, however, there's a standout product that endures the test of time and those are the ones I'm talking about today. These are five products that I consistently use and consistently replace when they're running low, regardless of the fact that I have five alternatives to each within my beauty collection. 

October 09, 2016

Rimmel London x Kate Moss 15 Year Anniversary Collection Lipsticks*

To celebrate 15 years of collaboration, Rimmel London and Kate Moss have once again teamed up to bring us an amazing collection of six Lasting Finish lipsticks and three new Super Gel Nail Polishes, all of which I believe are limited edition.

I've never been disappointed by a Rimmel London lip offering and this is no exception so let's get into it! 

October 07, 2016

FOTD // Eyes Shimmering like a Deserted Island

A few weeks ago I was at work wearing a gold glittery eye when my colleague told me my eyeshadow was sparkling like the sand on a deserted island in the Whitsundays. Needless to say, I was suitably stoked with the compliment and decided to recreate the look to share here on the blog!

To see the look I created with these products, keep reading! 

October 05, 2016

Barry M Sunset Daylight Curing Nail Paint Review and Swatches

Barry M is a well known British cosmetics company that seems to be well regarded within their beauty community. Their nail polishes are always spoken of very highly so I was beyond excited when they started being sold in Big W stores and finally became available in Australia. Unfortunately my local store doesn't carry the line, however over the past six or so months I've built up quite a collection of two of their ranges, Sunset Daylight Curing and Gelly Hi Shine.

My favourite of the two is the Sunset Daylight Curing range (although Gelly Hi Shine is lovely also), so that's what I'm going to talk about today! 

October 03, 2016

Skincare Routine: Make Up Removal and Evening

Like I said in my Morning Routine, my skin is temperamental; It's oily, blemish prone and very sensitive. It's a challenge but lately I've found a skincare routine that's been working so I wanted to share that with you all. I didn't want my skincare routine post to be super long so I've split it into two; a morning routine and an evening routine. 

It's time for my evening routine so let's get into it!

October 01, 2016

EcoTools Makeup Brush Shampoo* Review

Washing my make up brushes is one of those tasks I love to hate. Although I adore using the Daiso Detergent for Puff and Sponge to wash my brushes, there's no Daiso here in Perth so I'm always looking for more accessible options! A few months ago I was given the opportunity to put the EcoTools Makeup Brush Shampoo* to the test and I'm finally ready to share my thoughts! 

Tiny Hand With Heart