Anastasia Beverly Hills lip gloss: St Tropez Review

If you’ve read my previous Anastasia Beverly Hills posts on Metallic Rose or Runway Red, you’ll already know how much I love Anastasia’s gloss formula. The thing I don’t love is that my Metallic Rose gloss broke, so not wanting to be without the shade, I headed into Sephora to pick up a new one. It was in store that I learned the glosses were being discontinued in Sephora Australia, so I decided to pick up another shade – St Tropez.

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Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Mother (limited edition packaging)

A new lipstick really wasn’t on my radar, but when I saw Sephora was taking an extra 20% off sale items, I couldn’t resist picking up the Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick ‘Mother’ in limited edition packaging for $12.40 AUD.

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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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One hit wonder eyeshadows

I don’t mind spending 20 minutes blending eyeshadows and creating semi-sophisticated colour gradients – but if I’m honest, most work days I’m too lazy and pressed for time to do that. So I’ve complied a list of my favourite single use eyeshadows that allow me to wipe, lightly blend and I’m good-to-go.

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Stila Shimmer and Glow eyeshadow in Boheme

After trying (and loving!) Stila’s Shimmer and Glow in the shade Freedom, I decided I wanted to add another to my collection – something more neutral, but also able to be paired with my glitter and glows – enter Boheme.

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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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