Wednesday, 26 November 2014

The Bronzer For The Palest of Pale

Being a girl with pale skin in the Australian summer can be a bit difficult sometimes. While everyone is strolling around with their new summer tan, I'm always lurking around the shadows with skin the colour that would rival Morticia Addams'. I've have been on the search for the perfect bronzer for my skin over the years, I want to add colour and life to my face, not look like I came out of my shift at Willy Wonka's factory. And after months of scrolling through blogs searching for the one, I think I have found it.

The Body Shop Honey Bronzer in the shade 01 light is the perfect shade for me. Not too dark but still gives me a bronze glow to this pale face of mine. I love that it's matte as well because I'm not a fan of shimmer bronzers, especially because I have a lot of acne on my cheeks so it can accentuate the blemishes. I use my Mecca Cosmetica Blush Brush to apply it. I focus it on the outer edge of the cheek bones and then sweep it in a three motion, up to the temples, then the cheek bones, and finally underneath the jaw. It just helps define and bronze my face. And for $22.95, it is defiantly worth the price. So if you're as pale as me, make sure to check this out at your local Body Shop.

Do you recommend any other bronzers for pale skin?



Friday, 21 November 2014


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I have finished my second year of uni! 1 more year to go! Well that's if I pass all my units but fingers crossed. I can't believe how fast these 2 years have gone by. Now that I'm on holidays I can work on my blog a bit more. Hopefully I'll have my giveaway ready before Christmas, and I'm also think of doing Blogmas! I think it would be a challenge to blog everyday, but I have one question is it 25 days or the full 31? Also, Perth's first Mecca Maxima opened yesterday in Joondalup and on Monday I'm going to have a visit so there will probably be a haul soon! I can't wait to get back into blogging more! See you soon!


Thursday, 13 November 2014

1 Year Blogiversary

I can't believe it's been a year since I've started this blog! Time flies by! The thing I can't believe is that I actually stuck it out. There were so many times when I ran out of ideas or could not be bothered blogging. This is a new hobby for me and I want to continue doing this because I'm really enjoying doing this. So thank you for everyone that has followed and is reading my blog, I never thought I'd have this many followers by this time!

Also, thank you for helping me reach over 200 followers, that was a huge surprise! So massive thank you's for all! I'm planning to do a giveaway soon, but I'm on a spending ban at the moment, so nice that finishes, then I'll get together a little pack as a thank you present for one of you guys!

Thank you again!



Saturday, 8 November 2014

A Few Of My Favourite Things Tag

Products - lipsticks, shoes, stationary
Foods - gnocchi, salads, spaghetti bolognese
Places - London, Melbourne, home
Things you'd miss - winter, my family
Things you do when you're bored - listen to music, watch tv shows, lie on the floor
Things you enjoy when its sunny - being in a pool, water slides
Films - 10 Things I Hate About You, American Graffiti, Submarine, 500 Days of Summer
Songs - "I Could Have Been Your Girl" by She & Him, "You Can Call Me Al" by Paul Simon
Brands - Sportsgirl, MAC, Zara.Outdoor things that you like - rain, the wind
Events - Christmas, Eurovision
Cartoons - Arthur, Hey Arnold!
Buildings - Louvre
Anything in everyday life - going to bed, face masks
Traits in any person, not just partners - funny, honest, kind
Influences - Zooey Deschanel, Disney
Drinks - Solo, Lemon Lime Bitters, any kind of beer
Experiences - travelling, graduating high school
Things to Watch - New Girl, Misfits, Bad Education, Mighty Boosh, Sherlock, Brooklyn 99
Youtubers - EssieButton, ViviannaDoesMakeup, Helen Melonlady, MissGlamorazzi

I saw this on Microscope Beauty's blog and thought I'd give this a whirl as my first tag on this blog! As you can see I have a love for anything involving Zooey Deschanel, as she is basically in 4 of my answers.

I tag you all to do it! Let me know if you do and leave a link below so I can what you all love and get to know you better!


Friday, 7 November 2014

November Playlist | 2014

I've listening to a few "new" artists this month. When I say new, I mean new to me. Artists like Ella Eyre, Peace, and Banks have been on rotation for the past few weeks. Especially Peace, I saw the lead singer on Never Mind The Buzzcocks a couple of weeks ago, and I just fell in love with their music.

Let me know what you've been loving because I love checking out new music!


Thursday, 6 November 2014

The Parcel by Marie Claire | The Spring Edit 2014

I've never tried a subscription box before this one to be honest. I've heard some average reviews on the Australian ones so I never wanted to put money towards it. Until I saw this one, The Parcel by Marie Claire. Every 4 months, you get a box worth $25 delivered to your doorstep. And it's worth it. The two full size products in here are worth about $45 together. This box is the Spring Edit, so each box has a season, the next one being the Summer Edit. This being my first time receiving a subscription box, I'm super impressed with whats in it, and the quality of the products.

Firstly in the box, I received the Lacome Visionaire Advanced Skin Corrector. This is something that's aimed at different skin to mine, and also my mum mentioned she used to use it, so I'll give it to her. Then I got the Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stain in Parisian Passion, which is the colour I wanted which was great! I have tried it, and my opinion is meh. It's ok, but it's nothing special. When I was applying it, it looked really gloomy on the lips, so it takes a while to spread the colour evenly. Next is the Gwen Stefani by O.P.I Nail Laquers in the shade In True Stefani Fashion, which is a silver glitter polish. I was so excited to see this in here because my love for Gwen Stefani is never-ending. Ever since my cousin introduced me to No Doubt when I was about 8, I have never looked back. Gwen Stefani is the reason I love red lips.

There are two sample sizes of the Benefit They're Real Push Up Liner and They're Real Mascara which I was so excited for because these are both hyped up products. I haven't tried the liner yet, but the mascara is amazing. It makes your lashes look really long and full, and it doesn't budge at all! I got a mini size of the L'Oreal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray which will be good to try because the hairspray I use at the moment makes my hair feel crispy which is not what I want. As a bonus, there is mini Pantene Pro-V Daily Moisture Renewal Shampoo and Conditioners. these will be good to take on holiday or if I run out of my shampoo and conditioner.

I honestly can't wait for the next box if it's going to be anything like this. If you got this bo, let me know what you thought of it!

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