Post-Meccaland Anti-haul

For all the exciting new launches at Meccland, there were others that bored me. Here are the items I’m not going to buy once launched online and in stores at Mecca Maxima!

Too Faced Life’s a Festival collection

The unicorn trend is so early-2017 and is starting to feel very childish. I love a bit of cutesy packaging from time to time, but this collection crosses a line. It’s a no from me. And the same goes for the Tarte mermaid collection launching at Sephora Australia soon. Can we jump off the mythical-creature-inspired makeup bandwagon? Please?

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Post-Meccaland Wishlist

I was pretty sad that I wasn’t able to go to Meccaland, but with the items launched at the event about to make their way in stores over the next few months, I’m getting over the fact I wasn’t at the event (maybe next year, Mecca?) So with that being said, here’s what’s on my post-Meccaland wishlist!

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Makeup: it’s an investment

While shopping around for a new Home and Contents Insurance plan, my hubby suggested I get an estimate on how much my valuables cost. Considering how much money, time and effort has gone into my makeup collection over the last two or so years, I decided I’d get an approximate value on my stash. After an hour of cataloging each item (not including skincare, brushes or almost-used up items) into a spreadsheet, I was shocked to discover my collection was three times the cost (RRP) of my initial guesstimate. *insert flying money emoji here*

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One of the most costly brands in my collection

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Karrueche x Colourpop Fem Rosa ‘She’ eyeshadow palette swatches

I had a serious case of FOMO (fear of missing out) with this eyeshadow palette. After being out of stock for over two months, Colourpop announced they would have one final restock of the entire Karrueche x Colourpop collection. It didn’t take me long to decide I wanted this in my collection, and less than 24 hours after their restock, it had sold out.

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Stila Shimmer and Glow eyeshadow review

I’m a big fan of Stila’s Glitter and Glow eyeshadows, so it was only a matter of time before I picked up their sister product, Stila’s Shimmer and Glow in the shade ‘Freedom’.

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Real Techniques Miracle Diamond Sponge v.s. Beauty Blender

After a year of using the Beauty Blender (thinking it was the greatest thing since sliced bread), and forking out $30 (AUD) every three months, it was time to try a new foundation sponge. Enter the Real Techniques Miracle Diamond Sponge, which I got on sale for $15 ($25 RRP).

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Real Techniques v.s. Beauty Blender (both dry)

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Makeup storage tips

If I asked you where every single item of makeup was stored in your home, would you be able to tell me exactly where each item was located? Are some things in the bathroom, the bedroom, the handbag, and other items few and far between? I’m a big advocate of the saying “a place for everything and everything in its place”, so here are my top tips for storing makeup.

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Too Faced Chocolate Gold palette review & swatches

When I saw Too Faced was coming out with a chocolate gold collection, specifically the eyeshadow palette, I knew I had to grab it! I love my Bon Bons palette, and after hearing many good things about the item, I was counting down the days until it landed in Australia at Mecca Maxima.

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