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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Decluttering my collection

After watching a few of Shaaanxo’s decluttering videos, I was inspired to take a look at my own collection, and see what needed to go. While my collection is barely a fraction of what Shannon has in hers, it’s still too much for one person, and it can feel a little overwhelming at times. Here’s what I’m finding new homes for (side note, I threw out a heap more products not pictured in this post).

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ColourPop Ultra Metallic Lip: Flitter Review

While adding ColourPop glosses to my shopping cart, I decided to pop an Ultra Metallic in to test out. I didn’t realise just how metallic this formula is though!

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ColourPop’s Super Shock Cheek: Perilune Review

I can confidently say I own most unique highlighter shades, including pinks, purples and a blue. I’ve now finally got the last “unique” shade I feel there is to get – green!

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ColourPop x Amanda Steele Ultra Glossy Lip: Hack Review

ColourPop loves a good collab, and while I have no idea who Amanda Steele is (YouTuber? Instagram beauty influencer?), her lip gloss ‘Hack’ caught my eye straight away. What can I say? I’m a child of the 90s, and like a little glitter in my gloss!

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Beauty Blender Pro on the Go set

Sephora had a bit of a flash sale the other week, and I was able to grab one of the Beauty Blender Pro on the Go sets. It normally retails for $78 AUD, but I purchased it for $30 AUD! For reference, one Beauty Blender costs $30 AUD…so that’s some serious value! Let’s take a look at what you get in the set.

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Too Faced Sweet Tea bronzer

This bronzer has been on my wishlist for ages, but I only just decided it was time to find out if it’s worth the hype. Summer is over, but this baby better give me a glow all year round for $44 AUD.

It’s Too faced, so what ind of blogger would I be if I didn’t talk about packaging?! It comes in this adorable teal heart-shaped cardboard box with dark brown edges and gold detailing. My only gripe is the bulky packaging…it’s a shame it couldn’t be a little thinner.

Unlike Too Faced’s Chocolate range, this does not smell like Sweet Tea – it’s just a generic chemical smell – so that was a bit of a disappointment for me!

Inside you get 5.5 grams of product; one half is a ‘light’ shade, and the other is a ‘dark’ shade. The idea is to swirl the two together to get the perfect bronze shade.

The light side is a golden light brown colour, and the dark side is a deeper golden brown. When the two are mixed together, they for a gorgeous caramel shade.While this bronzer has shimmer in it, there’s no glittery chunks in it, so you’re only left with a nice sheen when applied to the face.

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There is a large amount of kick-up, and I only needed to tap my brush in to get more than enough product. If you have fair to medium skin, this should work for you. Hopefully they bring out other shades for deeper skintones in the future too, so more makeup lovers can enjoy this product.

I’ve also swatched it alongside my other bronzers. As you can see, it’s one of the deeper shades, but still very wearable with a fluffy brush and light hand 😉

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