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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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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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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IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+

I received this sample as the Sephora Robina store opening, and was very surprised to receive the shade ‘Fair’, since most freebies at these types of events are usually for medium skin tones.

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Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed: Golden Mint

By now it’s pretty clear I’m at Becca Beauty Junkie. I own three highlights (now four), two split pans, one bronzer and one eyeshadow palette. And out of all the Becca compacts out there, there one I wanted most in my collection was one I couldn’t get in Australia – Golden Mint.

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Stila Glitter On The Go – Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Set

I picked up this little set for my best friend at Christmas time, and was pretty sad Mecca didn’t restock it once it sold out. But to my surprise and delight, I discovered this trio had returned with many new releases earlier this month.

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