Dior Cosmopolite Fall 2015 5 Couleurs Palette – 766 Exuberante

Posted by on August 12, 2015 in Makeup, Reviews | 0 comments





Honestly I was not going to purchase any eyeshadows from Dior’s Cosmopolite Fall 2015 collection (said no one ever) because I’ve been trying really hard to only buy makeup that I was actually use, and stop purchasing stuff that just looks cool in photos (rainbow blush palette anyone!?) .

But I caved because I justified that I would get some use out of this palette called Exuberante ($103AUD / $63USD) due to the neutral shades. True or not, it’s still a beautiful palette that features 5 different shades. There are three neutral shades ranging from peach, taupe / soft brown to dark brown. Pretty much all I need for my everyday makeup look (this is how I justified the purchase). It also contains a deep shimmery navy shade which is beautiful but probably something I won’t use too much and in the middle is a stunning micro glitter shade! Perfect for inner corners or in my case, placing on the center of the lids for an extra pop. Now this I could see myself using, I love micro shimmer shades in palettes.

The quality is amazing, I completed the look using my standard eye makeup brushes and had no fall out or any issues. I could and have been using this all week now to really test it out. It’s a great palette but let’s be honest, you probably don’t need this exact palette if all you’re using it for is to create neutral eyes. Realistically you’ll likely pick this up if you love Dior (hands up!), appreciate designer makeup (hands up again) or the colours are somehow just perfect for you (…).

If you’re keen to try this palette out then you can find it at Nordstrom or Myer.

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Dior Cosmopolite Fall 2015 Nail Polish – Cosmopolite & Darling Blue

Posted by on August 10, 2015 in Makeup, Nails, Reviews | 0 comments


As part of the Dior Cosmopolite Fall 2015 collection they released three new nail polish shades ($39AUD / $27USD) and I decided to pick up Cosmopolite (signature shade) and Darling Blue. Usually I don’t feel like there is a huge difference between the shades in a collection in terms of quality but this time strangely enough I did think there was a noticeable difference. Darling Blue felt less pigmented, and almost a bit.. watery? Hard to explain, but it felt like the pigments tended to coagulate together and so I struggled a little to get an even spread. So weird, I’ve never had this problem before, potentially a defective bottle?

Cosmopolite on the other hand was sheer love, once applied it can look like a gel polish and the whole experience is just perfection. I didn’t bother picking up Metropolis which is a grey green shade because I’m not a huge fan of green polishes. All swatches are 2 layers with no top coat.

You can pick up a bottle for yourself either from Myer or Nordstrom.

Darling Blue




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Top 4 Drugstore Liquid Foundation

Posted by on August 7, 2015 in Makeup, Reviews, Videos | 2 comments

Following on from last week’s video, today I bring you some of my favourite “drugstore” liquid foundations which I personally feel is comparable and even better than some high end foundations :) These foundations in Australia are typically available from places like Priceline, supermarkets or even Target / Kmart :)

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Dior Cosmopolite Fall 2015 Nouvelle Femme & Versalite Lip Products

Posted by on August 5, 2015 in Makeup, Reviews | 0 comments





Dior recently released their Cosmopolite Fall 2015 collection and I’m usually not a fan of the “colder” collections (Fall and Winter). I’m always more drawn to Spring and Summer due to their softer pastel or bright colours, but I loved these two lip products I picked up from Dior as part of their Fall collection. One being the Rouge Dior lipsitck in Nouvelle Femme ($52AUD / $35USD) and the other is the Dior Addict Fluid Stick in Versalite ($52AUD / $35USD).

Rouge Dior first. If you are not a fan of the “old lady rose” smell, then you probably won’t like this because that’s essentially what hit me the second I opened this tube. Which I should have known because I own the same lip product in different shades but I guess I have short term memory? The shade however is beautiful, pigmented and very creamy without being too shiny or wet looking. I didn’t find the formula drying, but if you do suffer from dry lips you probably want to throw on a bit of lip balm first because this does have a tendency to sink into your lip lines.

Now on to the Fluid Stick! I’m in love, In Love! I forgot how much I loved the Fluid Stick range until I put this on and it was just instant. It’s a little like a lip gloss, lip stick and lip stain all thrown into one. Glides on smoothly on the lips and has this beautiful gloss, however over time (including eating) the glossiness will fade and you’ll be left with this stunning lip colour that doesn’t dry out your lips and can last almost an entire working day. I did have a tendency to reapply every few hours just to keep the gloss effect but I really didn’t have to.

Additionally, I didn’t find the consistency gloopy or sticky. It felt very smooth and slick and I’d often forget I was even wearing it.

I think it’s pretty obvious which one I love more, and what’s exciting is I actually purchased these two from Myer Online. Exciting because this is the first time I’ve ever purchased from a local departmental store online. I usually purchase off Nordstrom and have it shipped to Australia via a mail forwarder (how I purchase 90% of my makeup) but due to the dive in our currency it works out about the same to now purchase locally. I will admit though, the online shopping experience for Myer is nothing compared to Nordstrom nor Sephora. Australia have a loooong way to go.

So if you are keen feel free to check out either Myer or David Jones.

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Essie Cashmere Matte Collection

Posted by on August 3, 2015 in Makeup, Nails, Reviews | 4 comments


When these beautiful Essie polishes ($16.95AUD) landed in my mail box all I could think of was “yes!” I wish I could wrap myself up in cashmere right now, because this Winter has been unseasonable cold! These limited edition polishes all dry to a satin matte finish, however if you pay close attention to the bottle you’ll notice that virtually all shades have micro-shimmers that look amazing. Unfortunately you can’t really see it once the formula dries to a matte finish and I found the only way to “draw out” the shimmer is to apply a shiny top coat. In all the swatches below I’ve applied a glossy top coat to my ring finger so you can see the difference.

Personally I much prefer these polishes with a glossy top coat, just because of the amazing micro shimmers that really give this collection an amazing twist. Just Stitched is my favourite from this collection, at first swatch I thought it was going to come out frosted, but instead it’s a stunning satin finish with the most beautiful lavender micro shimmers. A definite favourite!

If you are interested, you can pick one up from Priceline between August and September 2015.

All Eyes on Nudes


Coat Couture


Cozy in Cashmere


Just Stitched


Spun in Luxe


Wrap Me Up


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Top 6 High End Liquid Foundations

Posted by on July 31, 2015 in Makeup, Videos | 0 comments

Today I thought I would upload a super quick and simple video going over some of my top 6 liquid foundations :) It’s a pretty simple video, but I’m trying to focus in on making simpler videos that are more applicable to my day to day life :) If I enjoy the new change then there’s a good chance I’ll be releasing videos weekly again :) *fingers crossed*

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Lancome Miracle Cushion Compact Foundation

Posted by on July 29, 2015 in Makeup, Reviews | 2 comments







A couple of months ago Lancôme released their Miracle Cushion Compact Foundation ($60AUD) and I was kindly gifted one at their last Myer Counter opening event.

You may remember sometime late last year I decided to dip my toe into the cushion compact craze with Amore Pacific and I loved all aspects of it except the lightest shade in the Amore Pacific range was too dark for me :(

So I was keen to try Lancôme’s version since the shades did appear to be a little lighter (which was surprising!). And after some use I have some key dislikes and likes to report.

Firstly I love that this feels so natural, I certainly don’t feel the need to throw on any powder after I’ve applied (it feels so lightweight!), maybe it’s because I have dry skin but my skin didn’t feel too “wet” after application and lasted well throughout the day. And I’m loving the shade, I was given shade 2 and even though initially I was worried it was too dark it actually suited me very well once applied! Likely due to how sheer this foundation is.

Which leads me to the part I’m less impressed with. Pigmentation. In the photos above you can still see some of my freckles come through, which to me isn’t pigmented enough. (Not that I have any issue with my freckles, it’s more a measuring stick I use to work out pigmentation level.

Personally this would be a great weekend / light makeup day sort of foundation, but if you’re looking for something heavy duty and polished I’d consider a different foundation OR powdering this cushion compact with a powder foundation after.

If you’re interested you can pick one up at David Jones or Myer (Note: For some reason the Myer website is listing this as $20 more than David Jones, likely just a pricing error but worth double checking if you intend to buy)

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Chanel Les Beige Le Vernis – Precious Beige & Lovely Beige

Posted by on July 27, 2015 in Makeup, Nails, Reviews | 0 comments


Being a nude and neutral girl, the Chanel Les Beige is certainly a collection that captured my attention. I managed to pick up two polishes from the collection Precious Beige and Lovely Beige ($39AUD / $27USD) which I love in terms of quality and wear.

Precious Beige is probably my prefered shade over Lovely Beige, but since I tend to love lighter shades I kinda regret not picking up Beige Pur and Beige Rose as well… (potentially something I’ll need to fix soon) However if you love nude / neutral polishes these are certainly worth checking out :) Each swatch is two layers with no top coat (which I don’t think you’ll need)

Precious Beige


Lovely Beige


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The Blue Trench

Posted by on July 22, 2015 in Outfits | 2 comments






ASOS Blue Trench

Black jeans (similar here)

ASOS Ankle Boots

Every time I go clothes shopping I’m constantly looking for deals and eyeing prices that I would consider reasonable. The issue with coats and trenches is that they always tend to sit on the high end of the price spectrum and I constantly hesitate on going through with the purchase. Fortunately I didn’t with this particular piece, especially given the cold winter days we’re currently experiencing here. The quality is perfection, and I’m reminded every morning when I take a step into the Wintery cold weather that not only was this a great decision, but I need more coats! (cause you cna never have enough)

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Chanel Summer 2015 Le Vernis – Lavanda & Mediterranee

Posted by on July 20, 2015 in Makeup, Nails, Reviews | 2 comments


A little late to the party just because I’ve been on a bit of a makeup ban for the last couple of months (because I fell into a sticker binge…) but I finally walked past the counter at David Jones the other day and decided to pick these two up! I knew I wanted Mediterranee since the moment I saw it online ages ago and I’m so glad I managed to pick it up! The colour is completely me 😀

Both Mediterranee and Lavanda are stunning, so saturated and vibrant! I’m completely in love with these shades that I’d dare to wear them to work :) I love how high gloss they are, however one thing I noticed (maybe all in my head) but I swear the brushes have gotten smaller? Not that I’m complaining because it’s smaller enough to allow for a more precise application, but worth keeping in mind :)

Both swatches are two layers with no top coat (and frankly unless you are worried about chipping, you don’t need top coat)





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