The Best of The Balm 2017


A brand like, The Balm, is not often talked about in Australia ...that is until one day, popular YouTuber Jaclyn Hill raved about their highlighter, Mary Lou Manizer Illuminator and then it just completely blew up worldwide! So, with the help of RY (Recreate Yourself), I investigated, trialled some products from this brand and discovered a whole lot of amazing beauty essentials! 
Here it is...The BEST of The Balm.

The Balm is a American owned cosmetics company and what makes them different that they strongly focus on their philosophy, "beauty in 5 minutes" and believe in the multi-use of their products, which is why, for example, you'll see a lot of their labels promoting their use on the eyes or cheeks, or both! Another amazing perk to the brand is that all the products are animal cruelty free, paraben free and the eye shadows and blushes are even talc free. The company's sense of fun is really evident in their gorgeously, arty packaging, so cute and quirky with a 1950's/60's theme!

101 Brush Cleaning Tips


If you're anything like me and, a makeup fanatic, then you probably own a lot of makeup brushes. This also probably means, that you seriously dread it when the time comes to deep clean your dirty brushes. Well, the cold hard truth is... you just gotta do it! Dirty brushes means ,that there is more of a chance for bacteria to fester (and make a snuggly home on them!) which also spells more breakouts,  clogged pores and extremely irritated skin( and who wants that?!)
Fun fact for you all, 61% of women who use makeup brushes clean them less than once a month or NOT AT ALL...EEEKK!! Yes, some ladies are unaware that they are supposed to clean their makeup brushes or some buy new ones or some just don't know how to clean them correctly. That's where I come in! Here's some of my best tips on how to clean your makeup brushes and, yes, it really is super easy! 

Ideally, you're supposed to wash your personal facial makeup brushes (foundation brush, powder brush, etc) daily, yep, DAILY! But I would be lying if I told you that I did that for myself, after all, who has that sort of time in the rush of a busy weekday schedule?! In more realistic terms, I do, however, try to deep clean my personal brushes at least once a week, sometimes over two weeks if I'm rushed off my feet and I'm being super honest.

Here are two very easy ways of cleaning!

Tricks & Tips to Zap Those Zits


It sounds so strange to say welcome to my first post of 2017! I cannot believe we have arrived at another year already, it honestly feels like time is whizzing past! 
For my first post, I want to start with sharing my tips on zapping those annoying zits away. I am going to tell you my favorite ways on how to get rid of them and how to conceal any nasty pimples that refuse the zap. Let get started! 

Now let's be real... we can't make a pimple disappear overnight, we all wish we could, but truth is, we just...simply... can't! BUT... you can reduce the size of a pimple overnight and these are some of my favorite products to do so.

My TOP Six October Faves!


Oh dear is it seriously almost the end of the year already?! That is 6 more weeks (46 days if you want to be specific!) until it's Christmas ... holy crap! Anyway, moving on! I noticed that my last monthly favorites post was proven to be quite popular so I decided to do another one for you with my top six October 2016 faves! I also switched up my photography and tried different positions in styling, so let me know what you think of the results!

 Shall we start?!

First Impressions on LUSH Vegan Hair Products?!


A lot of my close family and friends knows how much I love LUSH, I usually have a basket full of LUSH bath bombs, bubble bars, lip balms stacked away in the corner of my room waiting to be used. So you could imagine my excitement when I received an email to try a few products from their newest hair line! UM ...YES PLEASE!

I was generously sent a package made for Dry Hair and it was comprised of four products, Damaged Hot Oil Treatment, Avocado Co-Wash, Queen Bee Hair Honey and Sunny Day Anti-Static Hair Detangler. Today, I will be doing my first impressions on three of their products!

Review: L'Oreal True Match in 'Ivory Rose'


So! If you're like me, fair skinned, then you would know how hard it is to find a drugstore product that caters to people that have light to very fair skin. Extremely hard... especially in Australia! A lot of the brands seem to think that everyone in Australia is super tanned as! No... that is not the case at all, we fair girls are here too!


So, naturally, I gave up all hopes trying to find my shade in Priceline or in Chemists and kept buying a high-end foundation that actually matched me, which in the long run, is pretty damn expensive! Thankfully one day, I received a package in the mail and there it was, the perfect

Review: Benefit Cosmetics' New Brow Collection #MagicBrows


Hello, You Gorgeous Thing! 
This month has certainly been a focus on brows and I can't complain about that! I  have recently been sent an amazing package from Benefit Cosmetics and I was so excited (so excited that I actually squealed!) when I opened it and saw what it was. They even had my name embossed on the packaging, it was so pretty and I'm never throwing it out. Ever!


Benefit is known for their amazing PR parcels, and I was so grateful to have received them as I love their products and their motto "Laughter is the best cosmetic... so grin and wear it!", so thank you to the beautiful team at Benefit. 

Alright... on to the actual products themselves! I was given four products to try out from their new brow collection (their biggest launch collection yet!) which will be available to buy for the Australian public on the 22nd of July!

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