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The Bathory – unwinding after an international relocation

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The past couple of weeks/months have been pretty stressful. I guess that’s always the case when you sell pretty much everything you own and move to the other side of the planet. A few weeks before we left Australia I was contacted by a company called The Bathory, who offered to let me custom design some bath salts. I was ... Read More »

Real Techniques – Budget Makeup Brushes worth buying

Real Techniques Brushes

When you’re just staring out with makeup, and creating simple looks, fingers are fine, but for creating more technical makeup looks, your tools are even more important than the products you use. Makeup brushes are a wonderful investment for the makeup aficionado, but they don’t have to cost a fortune. I would guess that half my professional brush kit is ... Read More »

Pedro Lourenço for M.A.C: Nude Quad, Ruby lipstick, Roxo lipstick – review, photos, swatches

Pedro Lourenco Collection

M.A.C limited edition collections. There are SO many of them, and I have to admit I don’t generally get as excited about them as I used to. Having said that, from the first time I laid eyes on the new Pedro Lourenço for M.A.C collection, I was in love. Everything about this collection screams sleek, classic and sophisticated, and I ... Read More »

Too Faced Pretty Rebel Palette – review, photos, swatches

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It started with Urban Decay’s Naked Palette.Once considered the realm of “boring” and “practical”, a carefully curated selection of neutral toned eyeshadows has never been hotter than right now. There are countless neutral eyeshadow palettes on the market (and I think I own at least half of them!) Welcome to The Neutral Palette Diaries, the weekly series where I swatch the neutral ... Read More »

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette – review, photos, swatches

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It started with Urban Decay’s Naked Palette.Once considered the realm of “boring” and “practical”, a carefully curated selection of neutral toned eyeshadows has never been hotter than right now. There are countless neutral eyeshadow palettes on the market (and I think I own at least half of them!) Welcome to The Neutral Palette Diaries, the weekly series where I swatch the neutral ... Read More »

MAC Warm Neutral Palette – Review, Photos, Swatches

Warm Neutral Palette MAC

It started with Urban Decay’s Naked Palette.Once considered the realm of “boring” and “practical”, a carefully curated selection of neutral toned eyeshadows has never been hotter than right now. There are countless neutral eyeshadow palettes on the market (and I think I own at least half of them!) Welcome to The Neutral Palette Diaries, the weekly series where I swatch ... Read More »

Karen Murrell Lipsticks: Summer Bouquet Collection – Review, Photos, Swatches

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Karen Murrell is a New Zealand based independent lipstick brand that focuses on “natural lipstick that is environmentally friendly and functionally as good as any top international brand.” I was recently sent their Summer Bouquet range – a collection of 5 lipsticks inspired by vividly coloured flowers peeking out of the gloomiest day of the year. All of these lipsticks ... Read More »

MAC Cool Neutral Palette – Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Cool Neutral Palette side shot

It started with Urban Decay’s Naked Palette. Once considered merely “boring” and “practical”, a carefully curated selection of neutral toned eyeshadows has never been hotter than right now. There are countless neutral eyeshadow palettes on the market (and I think I own at least half of them!) Welcome to The Neutral Palette Diaries, a new weekly series where I’ll review and ... Read More »

Face of Australia Glossy Lip Crayons – Review, Photos, Swatches

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If I’m being perfectly honest, I’ve been sitting on this review for 5 or 6 months now. You see, these lip crayons were a limited edition release from Face of Australia at the end of 2013. I tried them, I loved them, but by the time I got my act together to review them, I was pretty sure they were ... Read More »

CK One Powder Eyeshadow – Review, Photos, Swatches

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My first foray into ck one color cosmetics came to me a few weeks ago in the form of a delightful surprise parcel in the mail. I opened a mystery box, and found 12 shimmering, glimmering eyeshadows within. My thought process went something like this: Ooh, look at the pretty colours. SHINY!!! Interesting colour range from a cosmetics line that ... Read More »