5 Photos That Make Me Happy

A friend of mine tagged me in a post where she had posted 5 photos that make her happy, and I’m doing the same. It’s not really beauty-related, but sometimes I like to share a bit more of my life with you all. I hope you enjoy! This picture is my friend Charlotte and I, taken just today actually. She’s over from Melbourne for her dad’s wedding, and we took some pictures together with my new camera. We don’t see each other that often, once a year if we’re lucky, but whenever we do it’s so much fun.

My Makeup Story Tag

My friend Laura from Laura Loves Beauty Blog tagged me to do my ‘makeup story’ and I thought it was pretty fun. I know some people don’t like tags, but I generally enjoy reading and doing them so I figured I gotta do it! 1. How old were you when you started wearing makeup? I was about 13 when I first started wearing makeup. It wasn’t a lot, just some mascara and lip gloss mostly. We weren’t allowed to wear it at school so it was mainly for weekend outings to the mall. I didn’t start regularly wearing makeup until I was 21, before that it was mainly for special occasions.

Beauty Blog tag

I like to read different tags that go around the beauty blogs, and this is one that I found on Sam Barker’s blog. I hope you find my answers interesting – and if you do it, link it in the comment section so I can read it! 1. Is your hair naturally curly or straight? Very slightly wavy 2. What is your natural hair colour? A medium brown, that gets a bit lighter in summer. Here’s the last picture I have of it natural, it’s been a couple of years of dying. 3. Do you dye it yourself or go to a salon? I go to a salon, I couldn’t do highlights at home. I’ve previously done it at home when I dyed it all one colour. 4. How often do you wash your hair? Every 3 days usually, I can sometimes push it out to 4 days with the use of dry shampoo. 5. Do you wear the same style every day or change it? I tend to wear it in a bun or ponytail most days for work, so yes. 6. Do you do your own mani/pedi or go to a salon? I do my own nails most of […]

Lip Product Addict Tag

My friend Jordy tagged me to do this Lip Product Addict tag in her latest youtube video. She also blogs and you should definitely check her site out – A Little Pinch Of Wonder. After you’ve finished reading this post of course! This tag is for lip product addicts, and I certainly am one, as you can see by this picture. I probably have more tucked away in drawers and in handbags too, but this is the bulk of my collection. 1. Favorite balm/treatment? Burt’s Bees Nourishing Lip Balm with Mango Butter.  This is the lip balm that gets the honour of living in my handbag, as you might be able to tell from the fact that the label is completely rubbed off.         2. Best eye-catching red? Revlon Super Lustrous Creme Fifth Avenue Red. I got it through a reddit exchange as mentioned in this post, and I am so delighted with it. It’s just a really classic red, which makes sense as it’s from the 1950s. 3. Best luxury & best drugstore? The closest I have to a luxury brand is NARS Velvet Gloss lip pencil – the shade is New Lover. They sell for […]

The Seven Deadly Sins of Makeup

My friend tagged me to do this, so here goes! Greed: What’s your most expensive beauty item? I don’t really have many things that are that expensive, I tend to have a lot of cheaper products rather than expensive ones.My Naked 3 palette retails for about $52 USD but I didn’t personally buy it. So the next most expensive thing is probably a Bobbi Brown eyeshadow. I still can’t believe I paid $50 for a grey eyeshadow to use on my eyebrows. It does match really well, but I’m sure I could have got a cheaper version. However, the makeup artist taught me how to fill in my eyebrows, and she did pretty eyes and lips on me too, so I feel like I got my money’s worth in that sense. All of the make up artists I’ve met at Bobbi Brown’s Britomart store are really helpful, as well as at their other counters. Wrath: What item do you have a love/hate relationship with? MASCARA. I love the way it looks, but I have bought so many duds in my life. Either they make my lashes clumpy, or the wand’s shape means I get mascara under my eyes, or it rubs […]

Liebester award

I’ve been nominated by Fatima from Lipsticks and Coffee for a Liebster award. It’s a way of getting to know other up and coming bloggers, and I’m excited to do this! The Liebster Award rules: You must link back to the person who nominated you; You must answer the 11 questions given to you by the nominee before you; You must pick 11 nominees with under 200 (or 2000 if you want to go with that) followers to answer your questions; You cannot nominate the person who nominated you; You must let the people you nominate know they have been nominated Questions: Where do you buy most of your beauty products from?I buy most of them at Farmers, because most of them are impulse buys. Recently I’ve been buying from iherb.com a lot, as well as maccosmetics.com What is your favourite post on your blog So far it’s been my favourite lipsticks post. Lipstick is one of my major loves, and the photos turned out really nicely too. Are you an optimistic person? Not really, although I’ve been trying to be more optimistic lately. What is the last product that you bought because a blogger recommended it? It’s not just that […]

Beauty Blogger tag

I’m trying something new – doing a beauty blogger tag, it’s a Q&A that will expose some of my secrets *gasp*. I found it over on Beauty & Things which is a great beauty blog you should check out – after you read my post of course. Rules: State that the tag was created by The Beau Bow Tag as many beauty bloggers as you would like Title this post the ‘Beauty Blogger Tag’ Questions & Answers:  1. Name a beauty routine you barely do. I’m going to start this out on a bad level – I don’t often shave my legs! 2. Is washing your brushes something that you regularly do? I generally do it every 2 weeks, sometimes I will use an isopropyl alcohol spray in between proper washes especially on things like eyeshadow brushes to get the colour off. 3. How long do you last with chipped nail varnish? I take it off ASAP when my nail polish chips, I think it looks terrible. 4. How often do you put off buying/replacing a beauty item or nail polish, even if you need it?  Probably never. I buy things before I need them  – I have a back up […]