March Favourites 2017

This month I have discovered a whole array of new things that I have come to love!

Mario Badesco Drying Lotion

I know everyone harps on about this, but it is completely warranted! I use this stuff to calm down spots, ones that have come up and ones that are brewing, and also to dry out those weird hormonal bumps on my chin. I absolutely can’t get over how much it has cleared up my skin, and it’s definitely worth a try!

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IKEA Bed & Bedside Tables

My new TARVA bed and RAST bedside tables have been an obsession of mine. When I moved into this apartment I didn’t have a bedframe, and having one makes a huge difference to the overall ‘homey’ feel of it. The fairy lights are from kmart, the bedding from IKEA and the cushion was a gift. Stay tuned for more ~aesthetic~ photos in my apartment tour!

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Elf Flawless Finish Foundation

I would consider this $10 foundation comparable to the NARS Sheer Glow. I’m not kidding. Their shade range for pale skin is amazing, with just the right amount of yellow to neutral out the pinkness in my fair complexion. It has great medium coverage, a lovely demi-matte finish and lasts quite well throughout the day. It also comes in a gorgeous glass bottle that makes the product look like NARS as well as perform like it!

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Lip Lab Lipstick

For Christmas, my mum bought me a voucher to go to the Lip Lab in Paddington (Sydney), where you get to create your own lipstick and they make it in front of you. You get to personally create the colour, pick a formula, choose a scent, name it, insert additives like lip plumper and moisturiser – you can basically create your dream lipstick, and that’s exactly what I did. I’m in love with it!

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Zoella Sweet Inspirations Body Mist & Double Creme Lotion

This range has recently become available in Target in Australia and I was super excited about it! I have to say, I still prefer the original scent but this is still a very nice sweet scent. I find it works really well as a base for other perfumes too, complementing them with vanilla and sweet almond. The bottle is also beautiful, making it perfect for display

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Pop Sockets

I have been on the popsocket trend for a while now – so much so that I physically cannot hold my phone without it! If you haven’t tried popsockets, get on board! Phone grips, headphone winder and phone stand? Absolute win. I also recently picked up the phone holder that I have attached to my car dashboard, making my life SO much easier. I get my popsockets online and from Sportsgirl, my phone case is from Kmart.

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Simple Oil Cleanser

My best friend got me onto this and I’m really digging it! It’s a lovely hydrating and gentle way to take your makeup off at the end of the day. I definitely need to cleanse afterwards, and if I’m wearing a particularly heavy face of makeup I tend to swipe a bit of micellar water over my skin too, but for the most part this is just fine at melting down the makeup. Its scent is lovely and it’s a super inexpensive product.

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Elf Acne Fighting Primer

I picked this up at the same time as I got the Elf foundation, and I really like it! I can’t wait to grab their illuminating one. I don’t think it does a heap for my skin in terms of ‘blemish control’, but it’s a light, fresh and moisturising primer that definitely keeps my makeup looking nicer for longer. For the price, you really can’t go wrong. Also, can we just take a moment to appreciate the step up in Elf packaging?!

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Morphe M504 Blending Brush

This blending brush I ordered off Beauty Bay and I’m obsessed with it. I’ve never used anything Morphe before, but the quality for the price is incredible. It picks up colour so well, blends it out nicely and doesn’t disrupt the pigmentation. I love it!

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March Favourites 2017

Favourite Christmas Products โ€ข Blogmas

Welcome to my Blogmas! I love Christmas so much, and the best way to celebrate is with Christmas related posts every day at 5pm WordPress time until the 25th! Hope you enjoy!

Today I’m sharing some of my favourite things around the festive season, from makeup, to candles, to skincare and random stuff.

I am in love with candles this festive season! My favourites are Merry Cookie and Warm Apple Pie by Bath & Bodyworks.

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My favourite nail polishes this season have been white with gold flecks. My favourite formula is by Barry M.

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Christmas earrings have also been a favourite, as you can’t not feel festive with some cute snowflakes on your ears!

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I have been slathering myself in Vanilla Bean Noel body lotion by Bath & Bodyworks and I am just in love. It smells like sweet vanilla, but it isn’t too overpowering and it’s super moisturising.

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Lights and fairy lights have been helping me get into the festive spirit! I love this snowflake globe from Dusk filled with string lights as in a dark room you can see the snowflakes on the ceiling and walls.

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Considering the amount of horrible food and alcohol this month, I’ve been making a conscious effort to take better care of my skin. Every now and then I use a glam glow mask, but most nights I’ll put the Origins Drink Up Intensive mask for extra hydration.

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In terms of makeup, I have been all about the bronzing and glossy lips. Pictured are my favourites for my pale skin; NYX HD Blush in Taupe, MAC Bronzing Powder, Bath & Bodyworks Vanilla Bean Noel Lip Gloss.

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This is turning into a Bath & Bodyworks hall, but their scents are to die for. The Merry Cookie antibac and hand cream have followed me everywhere this month!

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What have been your Christmas essentials?

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Favourite Christmas Products โ€ข Blogmas

My Favourite Body Moisturisers

For us in Australia, it’s the middle of winter which means dry as hell skin.ย For everyone in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s the middle of summer, meaning you want to keep your tan for as long as you can.

The solution to both? Moisturiser! It’s so important to moisturise at all times of the year, but I thought right now was the perfect time to share with you my most used and favourite body moisturisers.

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Soap and Glory Smoothie Star Buttercream
I had been eyeballing this moisturiser for close on a couple of years, every time I walked into Mecca Cosmetica I’d slather my arms in it. It just smells like cake! Vanilla, almond and pistachio… it’s heaven. The other day, I couldn’t take it anymore and I had to buy it. It’s such a rich, beautiful moisturiser that’s lightly whipped and sinks in fast. The smell is super sweet and I’m all about it. Soap and Glory do moisturisers so well!

Natio Skin Nutrition Body Lotion
This moisturiser is light and liquidy and smells like a spa. It’s great for those days you want a bit of moisture but don’t want to be slathered in crap for hours. Perfect for the warmer months.

Body Shop Monoi Body Balmย & Grapefruit Body Butter
I live for a good Body Shop body butter (you’ll see I have two pictured!) as they’re really just a cult classic for a great reason. This franjapeni (Monoi) scent I’m not sure they do anymore, but their Monoi rangeย is all the same scent.

Dove Summer Glow (for light to medium skin)

This moisturiser is a gradual tanner and I really like it – I’ve been using it for years. Only problem is that it does come off with sweat; in school I was wearing shin guards and when I took them off I only had the little air holes left of tan on my legs. Not a good look for someone as pale as me to have symmetrical orange spots climing up their shins!

NUXE oil

If you’re after something light, maybe an oil is for you. I use the NUXE oil on my face every day and my hair every now and then, and it works really well as a body moisturiser. Oils are a bit sticky for a while though, so maybe it’s only best just before bed.

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