Essence Lash Princess Sculpted Volume Mascara

So it turns out I got the wrong Lash Princess everyone’s been raving about in the beauty community. I saw the iconic packaging and picked up the first one I saw, so instead of getting the green version, I purchased the purple. I paid just under $7 AUD, so I’m okay with my mascara mix up, and apparently all the Lash Princesses are amazing anyway – so here’s my review on the Sculpted Volume!

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Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Ethereal Light

In my Post-Meccaland Wishlist blog, I said I wanted to purchase one of the Hourglass Ambient Lighting minis when they launched in stores. Unfortunately the minis only come in four out of the six full-sized shades, so I decided to spend the extra $30 a pick up a full-sized Ambient Lighting Powder in Ethereal Light (that turned out to be much better value if you look at the cost per gram). Here are my thoughts on the most expensive finishing powder I own!

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Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Chamomile and Lavender review

I’ve tried and loved Mario Badescu Rosewater and Green Tea facial sprays, so when Mecca Maxima released the third installment, I was one of the first in store to pick up the Lavender spray!

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Australis Oh 2 Glow Foundation Review

The two foundations I currently own aren’t cheap – my Nars Sheer Glow set me back $68, and my Josie Maran Vibrancy Argan Oil cost $66, so I’ve been wanting to find a drug store alternative that’s just as good, if not better. I purchased the Australis Oh 2 Glow Foundation at 50% off a few weeks ago for about $12.50. Even at it’s full price ($23.95), it’s still almost a third of the cost of my Nars or Josie Maran! Here are my thoughts on this new foundation.

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Mario Badescu Aloe Vera Toner Review

I’ve been struggling with breakouts for a little while now, and while I think it could be mostly down to too much sugar, I’ve wanted to reassess my basic skincare routine and gradually try new products. I noticed I was lacking a toner in my routine, so I decided to pick up one from one of my current favourite cruelty free skincare companies – Mario Badescu!

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What’s coming travelling with me?

I’m going on a four day holiday soon, so I thought I’d share what I’m taking with me, and why I’ve selected these particular items for my makeup routine while on holidays. The key is to take travel-sized items where possible and pack light, while still giving yourself some room for variety.

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