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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12 days of golden glow (highlights)

Christmas is less than a week away, so I’m continuing on with the festive theme (last week was red lip products). This week it’s all about my golden (cruelty free) highlights!

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Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Volume 3 Review

I didn’t even need to swatch this in person when it released in stores. As the proud owner of last year’s holiday palette (Volume 2), I knew I had to pick up this year’s Hourglass Ambient Lighting palette. Volume 3 is the same as it’s predecessors – it’s got luxurious packaging and powders to match, and of course its steep price tag of $117 AUD ($80 USD).

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This or That? Tag: Holiday Makeup 2017

This is my take on the ‘This or that’ makeup tag, which sort of combines a wishlist with an anti-haul. Today I’m going to be sharing which holiday items I’d take, and which ones I’d leave behind from a few of my favourite cruelty-free brands. Continue reading

My favourite cruelty free brands

After transitioning to cruelty free makeup, I found I couldn’t purchase half the brands I used to love. Here are my top picks for completely cruelty free makeup brands.

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2016’s Best of Beauty (High End)

While there were many interesting things that happened in 2016, one thing remained pretty consistent, makeup brands delivered some game-changing products to the beauty community. Here are my favourite high end highlights from last year!

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Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Surreal Light palette 

I’m now the proud owner of one of the most anticipated holiday palettes from 2016. I missed out on last year’s Hourglass holiday palette, so this year I made sure to pick it up the first day it was released in Australia (Mecca stores + online).

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