Korean Beauty Haul!

Hey guys!

I feel like it’s been FOREVER since I’ve tried anything new in terms of Korean beauty and skin care so I thought I’d go back to my roots, hit up my favourite seller and grab a few things that I’ve been lusting after! I’ve had a play with all of the items too so this’ll be a mini review as well as a little look at what I picked up. I hope that you enjoy!

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‘Round and ’round like a horse on a Carousell

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Today, I’m going to be talking about an app that I think everyone who hoards things needs. I collect a lot of makeup and part of that is because I love it and part of it is because I want to talk about new things on my blog a lot but lately I’ve been watching A LOT of project pans, declutter, and minimalism videos on YouTube and I’ve become inspired to downsize my collection a bit. Especially with my Journey to Cruelty-Free. I’d originally been using Depop to try to sell some things but I never made much from it so I found a new app called Carousell and within the last week I made over $100+ so I just HAD to talk about it with you. This post isn’t sponsored, it’s just a friendly suggestion to those who want to make money and turn trash into treasure!

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Journey to Cruelty Free #1

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So, since becoming vegetarian, I really wanted to think about the makeup and skincare that I was using. I know that being a vegetarian doesn’t eliminate all of the cruelty involved in my eating habits but in the effort to minimise the hurt that I’m creating, I wanted to try to start using majority cruelty free products. I’m not doing this to make myself better than anyone else. This is just a personal preference that I believe aligns with my personal beliefs.

I plan on making this a sort of series where I update you all on my progress and my planning. In this post, I am going to identify what brands in my collection are cruelty free and to what degree they are cruelty free (brand doesn’t test/sell in China, parent company doesn’t sell in China, vegan). A lot of brands don’t test but their parent company sells to countries (China) where it is law to test on animals, so you’re still more or less buying into cruelty. I hope that this is helpful, I am only including brands that I personally use so this isn’t everything that is cruelty free by any means. This is already going to be the longest post ever haha. I hope that you enjoy the post!

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Floral Avant-Garde look

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Today’s post is going to be on a look that I did mainly using Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipsticks. I haven’t been able to post a creative look in such a long time and I feel so bad for lacking in that department because that was one of my most favourite things to post about. I’ve been wanting to get a little bit more creative with my Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipsticks because I have quite a collection now (I still don’t have enough, though) and I want to start using them for more that just liquid lipsticks. I hope that you enjoy this avant-garde look!

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I basically wanted to do lots of flowers on my face. I have the anther of the flower on each of my temples with multicoloured petals shooting out from it on my forehead and cheekbones. My eyelids and lips became an anther too and I added white dots to symbolise the pollen pods and white petals around the eyes.

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Once Upon a Liptember

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Today I’m talking about something very special that I will be participating in. I know that it will be something that a lot of people are passionate about and seeing as it is to do with makeup, I thought that I’d share it on here too!

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What is Liptember?

Liptember is a campaign that raises funds and awareness for women’s mental health during the month of September. All funds that are raised during the month of September are donated to the Centre For Women’s Mental Health and Lifeline. The idea is that you wear a bold coloured lipstick for one day, one week or the entire month of September to raise money and spread awareness.

Some might be thinking, ‘But Sarah, what does wearing a bold coloured lippie do to raise money and spread awareness for mental health?’
I don’t know about you, but I don’t see people wearing blue, green, yellow, etc. coloured lips on the daily and maybe someone might say, ‘hey, awesome lipstick’. And I’d have the opportunity to say, ‘thanks! I’m wearing it for Liptember, which is a fundraiser for Women’s Mental Health!’

Maybe the situation won’t go exactly like that but you get the idea.

I pledged to wear a bold, obscure lipstick for each day of September and I will be sharing my lip colour of the day on Instagram and I might even make weekly lip update posts and I can talk about whether I’ve been able to discuss whether this has been a successful way for me to spread awareness.

Why Am I Getting Involved?

The reason that I feel so passionately about this campaign is because mental illness has affected me, my friends, family members and work mates.
I suffer from depression and social anxiety but I have been able to keep both of them under control with the support of those close to me.

So now I’m going to spew some statistics at you~
Almost half of the Australian population will deal with a mental health issue at some point in their lives.
-20% of the Australian population aged 16-85 years, experienced mental disorders in the previous 12 months
-Only one third of people (34.9%) with a mental health disorder used health services for their mental health problem – and two thirds of people with a mental health disorder did not report using services for their mental health disorder.
-Depression alone is predicted to be one of the world’s largest health problems by 2020. (only 5 years away!!)
-Mental disorders and suicide account for 14.2 % of Australia’s total health burden – which equates to 374,541 years of healthy life lost
-Reports indicate that up to 85% of homeless people have a mental illness.

Stats from here

What Can You Do To Support?

Firstly, you could start your own campaign on the website and have your friends and family support you to support mental health.
Or, if you don’t want to take on the challenge,
You could share my campaign and support me whilst I try to raise money for Liptember. Here is my campaign.

I’ll be making a post soon about some lipstick options that you might be interested in if you do want to participate. I’m also kinda making it for myself so that I remember my options over the next month!

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Thanks for reading, I hope that this has been interesting and informative.

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Review: Etude House Give Me Chocolate!

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It has been a little while since I’ve posted on here, more than a week, and that’s not usual for me! I’ve been redecorating my room and its been very slow because of uni and just life in general but I’m here now and I have a review for you!

About a month ago, I saw a new collection from Etude House pop up and I just thought it was so cute and I had to look into it for myself. Food themed anything is alright by me so this was obviously going to be appealing to me. Chocolate themed eyeshadow duos.

There are three in this collection; Cherry Truffle, Salted Caramel and Cacao Fudge. I bought two of these duos.

Here is what they look like:

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They look like little chocolate bars and the packaging is what really sold me on this item. If I hadn’t used and enjoyed Etude House prior to finding these, I’d probably have been more cautious.

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The size of the actual product in the packaging is actually quite disappointing. Even though I was aware that it’d be small,  I was still a bit disappointed about the size of the product. Its about the size of my index finger.image3

Here’s the back of the packaging. I thought that this was so cute and a good reference for future chocolate eating justification haha.

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So the swatches are okay. None of the shadows are totally matte but that’s okay, it would be especially okay for the audience its aimed at because Korean beauty doesn’t tend to focus on crease work like western beauty does. The shades are gorgeous.

Its a pity that the gold isn’t really pigmented at all. I applied it to my eyelid with my finger because it was a real struggle to get anything done with a brush and it was still kinda mediocre. It might work better with a white base so I will eventually try this with NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk. The other shades are nice and blend easily.

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I’m wearing the Cacao Fudge duo in these photos. I have the gold on the main portion of the lid and the brown on the outer corner and crease. I have a different highlight in the inner corner so don’t be fooled haha.

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Review: GEO Medical Twin Hazel

Another month, another lens review for Adelaide Little Lens! I haven’t been wearing contacts very much lately because I haven’t really found the need to but I definitely want to work on that because I really love the effect that they give! Today, I am reviewing GEO Medical Twin Hazel YH-306.

Company: GEO Medical
Diameter: 14.2mm
Base Curve: 8.6mm
Water Content: 42%
Life Span: 12 Months

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Design: 3.5/5
I really love the colours used in these lenses, they don’t look natural so they’re great if you want to make a statement. These would also be awesome for cosplay!

Enlargement: -1/5
This pair of lenses was, honestly, terrible in the way of enlargement. They would benefit from a thicker black rim around the outer edge. They also don’t actually fit my eye so you can see my iris poking out underneath. These could work for someone else.

Comfort: 2/5
Because of the size, these lenses didn’t sit right at all. They kept moving around my eye and not even moved around when I blinked, like some do. They moved around slowly as I did my makeup and sat off centre, so for that reason, I never wore them during the day. They looked terrible and felt terrible.

Overall: 2/5
If any of the lenses I’ve recommended have worked for you, don’t buy these. They were in my eye correctly, they just really didn’t fit. Adelaide Little Lens sell plenty of pretty lenses in shades similar that I’d recommend over this pair. The effect would have massively improved had these had a thicker black band around the edge, the colours and design don’t suit a ‘natural’ look so the thin line isn’t necessary. I think this pair is pretty, its just a shame they didn’t fit me. Its actually really strange that they didn’t fit because I’ve had lenses with the same measurements and they’ve fit me just fine.

Anyway, here are some photos of me wearing them, you can see that they’re not really sitting correctly:

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I had to keep moving them back on centre to take photos haha. I don’t imagine that that’d be fun to do throughout an entire day! Even though I didn’t enjoy these lenses on me, I would still highly recommend Adelaide Little Lens as your source for contacts.

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