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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Best of Beauty 2017

2017 has been a big year in beauty. From warm eyeshadows to multi-coloured highlights, this year has seen a variety of trends (some of which I’m happy to leave behind!) Here are my favourite products of 2017.

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Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Backtalk Review

My best friend got married last week, and one of the “to-do’s” as a bridesmaid was to find a pink or red lipstick to wear, that wasn’t too bold, but also wasn’t nude. Her MUA suggested MAC, but as I’ve gone cruelty-free, MAC wasn’t an option.

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Biggest Mecca Maxima comes to Brisbane

In the makeup community, Australia is usually one of the last places to get cool new releases…if we are lucky to get them at all. And even when we get new stores like Sephora, the bigger cities (Sydney and Melbourne) are the first places on the map to benefit. But on Friday, the largest Mecca Maxima ever opened it’s doors in the heart of Brisbane. Of course, I had to be there for the grand opening!

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September Anti-Haul (Mecca Maxima Edition)

Mecca has just dropped a bunch of new releases, so I thought now was the perfect time to share what I won’t be picking up (which is probably good since holiday releases are just around the corner)!

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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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Urban Decay Moondust palette

This has got to be one of the prettiest holiday (Christmas / New Year) palettes launched this year, and I can’t believe I own it! This was a generous Christmas gift given to me by my best friend. Emily, if you’re ready this, I’m so grateful – so thank you again!

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