Like most girls, I’m constantly building up my collection and searching for the perfect combination of brushes to perfect my makeup looks. Using a good makeup brush is like being softly kissed by a flock of heavenly makeup angels who make you look flawless at the same time. A bad makeup brush is like a small angry cat: does not like being bathed, sheds and may occasionally scratch you. I’ve had my share of the bad brushes over the years but here are some of my recent brush purchases that are much closer to the angel end of the spectrum.
Thursday, 30 October 2014
Sunday, 26 October 2014
The other night, I decided to take a relaxing bath and pop a face mask on. I opened up my bathroom drawer and was literally gobsmacked by the amount of face masks that I’ve managed to accumulate. I usually do a face mask two or three times a week (if I have time and am not living in my tent in the bush) but even so, I have a ridiculous amount of face masks. So I’ve decided to take you through some of the masks that I currently have on rotation in a post that I've named after a creepy/awesome movie.
Thursday, 23 October 2014
Sunday, 19 October 2014
I feel like it’s been a while since I did a good old single skincare product review. I’ve been a bit all over the place with my skincare lately. When I’m working in the bush, I don’t have the time, space or inclination for a long involved skincare routine. It’s usually just cleanse, tone, moisturise and even that’s a struggle. Ever tried doing a skincare routine in a shower cubicle the size of a toilet stall? Not easy! But back to the topic at hand, today I’m reviewing the cult beauty hit, Purity.
Thursday, 16 October 2014
I have been having a short term love affair with Benefit! It started with a mini sample of High Beam and has ballooned out in a very short space of time to include… well pretty much everything that Benefit stocks! Now I wouldn’t say that I am a huge bronzer gal (give me a pretty blush any day) but I had been looking for a non-shimmery bronzer for contouring for an absolute AGE. Why must all bronzers be shimmery, why! I do not want to look like a sparkly coconut! My cousin Sarah from Beauty by Sarah xo actually put me onto it and I’m so glad I took her advice. I heart Hoola!
Sunday, 12 October 2014
I’ve been going on and on about Gerard Cosmetics for weeks now, ever since I met the CEO (Jen) at IMATS and with good reason! I am pretty new to the brand but I’ve suddenly developed something bordering on obsession (thanks Kirsty from Lipstick Addict for introducing me!). Although I only currently own two Gerard Cosmetics products, I’m more than keen to get my hands on more because I’ve been so happy with the two that I have. So here’s the lowdown on Gerard Cosmetics.
Saturday, 11 October 2014
Today is a momentous day, it's my very first video tutorial (cue riotous applause)!
The VS Sassoon Curl Secret ($169.95 but it's on special from the Shaver Shop at the moment for $144.00) was one of my very best hair styling investments, as you get perfect curls every single time with minimal effort. If you're already a pro at curling using a straightener, I would give this a miss BUT if you struggle with creating curls or you just hate the effort that goes into them, then this is the heat styler for you!
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Thursday, 9 October 2014
Ladies like Cara Delevigne, Bambi and Lily Collins have brought back the brow in a big (bushy) way and I for one am celebrating. As someone blessed with more brow than I can usually handle, it’s a relief to be able to take a step back on brow maintenance and let them be free to march their merry way across my face. Well maybe I haven’t quite embraced my brows in their 10% natural state *cough* unibrow *cough* but over the years, I have accepted that I actually do have quite nice eyebrows! I’ve taken a step away from the tweezers and instead, I’ve stepped towards products that put the wow in my brows. Here are a few of my top picks:
Monday, 6 October 2014
Are you a sample languishing in Dani's sample stores, just dying for a chance to be used? Well baby, it's your time to shine because the Sample Saviour is here!
I was recently on a little bit of a spring cleaning kick and came across all of the samples that I had secreted away over the last few months. I had such good intentions and I definitely meant to use them all up but as time went by, I just forgot about most of them. After unearthing quite a few sachets, deluxe samples and travel size packages, I have decided to lauch the Sample Saviour in an attempt to clear out my backlog of samples.
Sunday, 5 October 2014
Ah, spring has sprung! I love feeling the change in the air as we wave goodbye to winter and start dreaming of lazy days at the beach and sunshine, glorious sunshine. One of my favourite things about spring is spring cleaning, nothing beats the feeling of chucking out all your old things to make room for lovely new things. With that in mind, I have picked up a few new things to add to my general routine in honour of spring.
Thursday, 2 October 2014
I haven't done a Taking Out the Trash video for a while. I've been steadily accumulating trash over the last couple of months so this edition of TOTT is a bumper one! I was also in a very strange mood that day I filmed this aka just being my normal, weird self, so I hope you enjoy a little peek into my real personality!