Style

Dressing Like Royalty

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I think one of my favourite things about going away for a holiday is dressing up at night to go out for dinner. Holidays (hopefully) = relaxation, so unlike getting ready for a night out after a full day of uni or a busy weekend, I get to fully enjoy the process of getting ready without the rush and unavoidable tiredness that comes with non-holiday life. I recently went away to the coast for a few nights and was able to embrace the leisurely prep time. Continue reading

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Beauty Haul Part 1: Mecca

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I’ve recently been shopping like crazy and truly #FeelingSpendy, so I thought I would post some hauls. I’ve separated it into two parts; firstly all the stuff from Mecca Cosmetica/ Mecca Maxima, and the second post will feature all my other stuff from lots of different places jumbled together. The Mecca haul is definitely the most exciting; it was my birthday about 6 weeks ago so these things were all bought with gift vouchers or were birthday presents which is super exciting! I’m so far, very happy with pretty much everything! Continue reading

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JUNE FAVOURITES: Avene, Clarins, Topshop makeup, Stila and Too Faced

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This month was different because at the start of the month I was completely consumed by uni exams and wore zero makeup, but as soon as exams finished, the makeup went cray and I started experimenting with all the things I hadn’t worn for AGES and all the new things from my birthday! Continue reading

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Affinity for the ‘non-LBD’ LBD: Instalment Two

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I recently went to a cocktail party and decided to break out a little black dress all over again. This time, it was a bit more winter-appropriate but the same basic principles were there. When I wear a plain black dress, it’s all about shape. 

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MAY FAVOURITES: Laura Mercier, Marc Jacobs, YSL, Illamasqua, Dior, Revlon, Clinique and Peter Thomas Roth

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I have so many favourites from the last month, it’s crazy! There were so many other things I could have included because I’ve had so many great beauty discoveries this month and have finally perfected a perfect skincare routine (thinking about doing a post all about that very soon!), so I apologise in advance for the lengthy descriptions this month.

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Revlon ColourBurst Matte Balm REVIEW & SWATCHES- Unapologetic, Showy, Mischievous and Audacious

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I’ve always loved Revlon lip products and am obsessed with the ‘Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains’ that came out a few years ago as a copy of the Clinique ‘Chubby Sticks’. A few months ago, the new ‘ColourBust Matte Balm’ line was released, along with a glossy lacquer version, so there are now 3 different types of lip crayons available from Revlon.

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Cold Snap!

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Although we are still ‘officially’ in autumn here in Australia, winter is almost here and the weather has been freezing lately. Unlike the majority of the population, my favourite season is winter. I hate hot weather but I love the cold; I love winter clothing, wearing layers of jumpers and jackets and scarves, and not being struck by intense humidity every time I walk outside.

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Review & Swatches: Marc Jacobs ‘Style Eye-Con no.7′ in ‘204 The Starlet’

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When I heard that Marc Jacobs was creating a beauty line, I was so excited to try it, but was devastated when I found out it would not be available in Australia. My friend recently went to America for a holiday and offered to buy me some things from Sephora, so of course I asked for the Marc Jacobs ‘The Starlet’ palette that I’ve been dying to try for ages!

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