Sunday, 30 October 2016

My everyday work makeup

Happy Sunday!
Firstly I just want to apologise for the quality of these photos, it's something I'm working on and certainly want to improve. My camera was being difficult so I had to use my phone but practice makes perfect and everyone has to start somewhere right?

As my mornings getting ready for work go I tend to use the same products and do the same simple makeup look everyday. When it's 6.30am I'm not always overly thrilled to be painting my face so early so for me simple is best. I envy the people who are able to jump out of bed and automatically look fresh and flawless without any effort. Unfortunately it takes a little bit more than that for me. So in order these are the products I use on a day to day basis.

Rimmel Wake Me Up Anti-fatigue Foundation & Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation-
Starting with Foundation. Foundation is something that I tend to swap up a little but usually it'll be the same two. If anyones a fake tanner like me you'll know that throughout the working week you'll become whiter and whiter from the weekend tan, so mixing shades is a necessity. An everyday foundation has to be what I have struggled with most when trying to find a go to. I have my higher end foundations that are my go to on weekends but when you're wearing it 5 days a week it can get expensive quickly so I do try and go for drugstore. My favourite I've found at the moment is the Rimmel Lasting Finish. I find it gives me good coverage and stays on for the whole day without going patchy which is my biggest problem as I answer phones quite often in the day I find that my makeup can go patchy on the side the phone is constantly touching. The Rimmel wake me up is also a good alternative with a good colour range, this is a new one I've recently started trying.

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer- If I could recommend any product out of my everyday routine to invest in it would be this. This concealer is hands down my favourite, I find that it blends like a dream and doesn't crease or look dry under my eyes and for the price?! you can't go wrong. I use the shade 20 sand as for a day to day look I prefer my under eyes not to be too bright.

Australis Fresh and Flawless Pressed Powder- This powder has been a go to for me for a few years now and I can't fault it. It's such a good alternative for the mac pressed powder and a quarter of the price. I find they have such a great range of shades which is great for me considering my tan constantly fades throughout the week. The best thing about it is that it's so inexpensive! I would definitely recommend getting your hands on it if it's available.

Too Faced Chocolate Bronzer- I fell in love with this bronzer a while back when my friend bought me the milk chocolate shade for my birthday. It's creamy, it blends like a dream and the shades are amazing. Plus it smells like chocolate which isn't a bad smell first thing in the morning if you ask me.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade-
This is my go to eyebrow product. I use the shade chocolate and I've had it for such a long time and there is still so much product left in the pot. I once left the lid off and it did dry out which makes the shade a little less intense so I'm definitely in need of a new one. I believe this is a product so worth the money. If you can remember to always keep the lid on it, it will last you a really long time. Tip: If you do happen to leave the lid off for to long like me spray a little bit of setting spray either on your brush or in the pot and it will help give it some moisture.

Mac Soft Ochre Paint Pot- This isn't a product I use on the daily but if I'm wearing eye shadow that I want to stay in place then this paint pot will make sure it doesn't budge.

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette- As the beauty community was blessed with this eye shadow palette quite sometime ago it's no stranger to anyone. This is my go to eye shadow palettes for nights out and day to day and plus like I said with the bronzer it also smells like chocolate. I don't usually use eye shadow on a day to day basis, usually just some mascara but if I'm feeling like a little extra something this will be the palette I reach for.

Rimmel Extra Super Lash Mascara- I have been using this mascara on a daily basis for a long time now, it doesn't clump them together and can make them look rather natural. I have a brown shade and a black I swap between, It all really depends on which ever one is on hand to me at the time.

Mac Cremesheen Lipstick in the shade Peach Blossom-
Lipstick does change up quite often but the one I mostly grab for is my Mac Cremesheen Lipstick in the shade 'Peach Blossom'. I love this colour it's a natural pink and goes with anything and as the formula goes it's extremely moisturising on the lips. As for lip liners the three I reach for the most are my too faced perfect lips lip liner in the shade 'Perfect Nude' and my two essence lip liners in the shades 'Satin Mauve' and 'In the nude'. The essence lip liners are only $2 and are amazing so I highly recommend picking some up. Sometimes I will wear the lip liner all over the lips and add a clear lip balm over the top.

Mac Fix Plus- One of my favourite steps to my makeup routine, spraying my face with Fix Plus. It locks everything into place and gives your face extra moisture at the same time. A must for me on a day to day basis.

If anyone can recommend any great BB creams, please let me know! The less I have to put on my face in the day the better but I'm still yet to find one that will stay put!
I hope you've all had a wonderful weekend and have an even better week, hopefully talk very soon!
x x x x x

Lots of Love,

Monday, 24 October 2016


ahhh hello!
Such a long time no speak! I have neglected this blog for far too long and I am now back and I'm here to stay this time.
I just thought I'd come on say hello and write a little update. 2016, what a year so far hey. My last post I was saying how I couldn't believe we were in 2016 and now look we're coming up to the end of October! that absolutely baffles me. As for things that have been going on this year, I'm still working full time, I've just started studying again, I turned 21, I've been to Bali and Byron Bay and life is looking pretty good.
As for this blog my plan is to actually write posts. I'm the worst, I keep saying to myself I'm going to get back into it. I'm even constantly coming on here to start and always end up in the same position.
but there is no better time than the present right?
Anyways I hope everything is wonderful for everyone else and 2016 has been one to remember so far.
Speak very soon. I promise.

Lots of Love,