100 Days of Makeup 65-71

Hey guys!

This week I had some SUPER exciting things happen! I had my first job interview  in about 2 years(and got the job!), my boyfriend and I had our three year anniversary, and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children premiered! I’m yet to see the movie but it’s a public holiday in Adelaide today so I might see it today! I hope that you enjoy this week’s looks!

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Journey to Cruelty Free #1

Hey guys!

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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Christmas Outfit Ideas!

Hey guys!

By now, you’ve probably got some sort of idea about what you might wear on Christmas Day or whatever Christmas celebration you’re having. In case you hadn’t, I thought I’d share with you some ideas for what you might wear if you were going to dress festively! In Australia, it’s summer when this festive season rolls around so wearing something awesome is sometimes the last thing you’re thinking of when you’re sweating through everything you own. Nevertheless, I wanted to give some ideas so that you can get more excited about this season!

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The first outfit that I wanted to share was a cute Christmas Summer outfit! This look kind of sits between being dressy and being casual, which is perfect for those who celebrate in the Southern Hemisphere because you will want to look good, but not too good with it being so hot. I wanted to incorporate a few traditional (Coca Cola) Christmas colours. Did you guys know that Santa wasn’t red and white until the Coca Cola ads?

  • Dress: http://bit.ly/1m5rUJZ
  • Shoes: http://bit.ly/1P6i1rd
  • Bag: http://bit.ly/1mmCTz6
  • Earrings: http://bit.ly/1lNDcTP
  • Bow Bracelet: http://bit.ly/1OuZ10Y
  • Red Bracelet: http://bit.ly/1MfTlpK

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For all of you meme lovers out there, this Mememas outfit is the perfect outfit for you! This is probably an outfit you’d pick if you knew that wherever you were going had air conditioning because you may pass out in it if you aren’t careful! I KNOW WHEN THAT HOTLINE BLING

  • Hotline Bling Sweatshirt: http://etsy.me/1lNEtdl
  • Leggings: http://bit.ly/1T0q2x0
  • Shoes: http://bit.ly/1Ov0Cni
  • Earrings: http://gr.pn/1ITdmaK
  • Jeffree Star Lipstick: http://bit.ly/1TOA7x5

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For the person that loathes Christmas on the outside but loves it on the inside, here’s a Grinch outfit that I put together! I love How the Grinch Stole Christmas and I love family Grinchs too (lookin’ at you, Mum). There’s even a black heart necklace for your heart that is two sizes too small.

  • Sweatshirt: http://bit.ly/1mmEF3i
  • Leggings: http://bit.ly/1JaueEZ
  • Heart Necklace: http://bit.ly/1Nol1N9
  • Gift Bag: http://bit.ly/1Dqq2xL

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And here’s probably the most realistic Christmas outfit. Often the outfit that is worn in the morning when presents are opened with family. Don’t be ashamed of your comfy Christmas, we all wish that we could be dressed like this 24/7

  • Robe: http://bit.ly/1Rno1x5
  • Slippers: http://bit.ly/1JavEzi
  • Socks: http://bit.ly/1m5xcoM
  • Headband: http://bit.ly/1Nw1vw9
  • iPhone Case: http://bit.ly/1JavEzi
  • Lipgloss: http://bit.ly/1RQGpxT

I’ve never done this on my blog before but seeing as last post was my 200th post, I thought it was time to start doing something new so I thought that I’d add a poll to this post so that you guys can vote for your favourite look!

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 I hope that you are all having a great day!

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Liptember Week 2!

Hey Guys!

It has been another week of Liptember and I can’t believe how quickly that I’m noticing this month is go by. Taking a selfie every day is a very interesting experience in itself haha. So once again, I’m going to show you my week of lip colours for Liptember and I’m also going to talk about what I’ve been able to talk about during this week. As per usual, you can learn more about Liptember here and you can donate here!

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Day 8 – NYX Macaron Lippie – Blue Velvet

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Day 9 – MAC – Heroine

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Day 10 – Lancome – Rouge In Love – 351B

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Day 11 – Wet n Wild – Pinkerbell

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Day 12 – Colourpop – Dr. M

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Day 13 – Milani – Hot Pink Rage

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Day 14 – Revlon – Matte Balm – Shameless

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I didn’t get to talk about mental health all that much this week. This week we also had Suicide Prevention Day or as some people know it, R U OK day. I have my own opinions of the whole R U OK idea but I know that to the core, it comes from a very good place and can help a lot of people. This week I also submitted an essay on a sociological theorist called Emile Durkheim who wrote on suicide and how society plays a large role in suicides and I think that if everyone gave his work a little read, we might all be better for it. Alternatively, I might submit my paper to Academia.com so that you guys can read it because it will be in words that are much easier to understand than a proper theoretical paper haha.

I spoke to some people this week about how I am going mentally. September has actually been a pretty bad month for myself, mentally. I know though that talking about it with people that I can trust is really helping me a lot and I would encourage you all to do the same if you find yourself in a similar situation.

You’re worth receiving help. You don’t have to struggle through mental illness on your own.

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Spring/Summer Lipsticks!

This post is a follow up to the post I made about Fall/Winter Lipsticks. I thought this might be more appropriate for those in the Southern Hemisphere, like me, who are heading into Summer! The best part of these seasons is my birthday, end of uni year and of course the holidays like Halloween, Christmas and New Years. I  want to point out again that you don’t have to wear these colours in these season. You can wear whatever colour at whatever time. You make your own rules for makeup!

So, here is my large collection of Spring and Summer colours:

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Yeah, I went a bit overboard with lipsticks for this. Trust me, I regretted it later when I had to go and swatch them all and now my hand is crying. All the regrets, all the time. I don’t own many ‘high end’ products, there are 5 here but I generally buy drugstore products. When I think of this time of year, I think of brights, corals and fuchsia. I don’t wear many pastels at all because my skin is so pale that is can often make me look like a little zombie and I’m not really a fan of that look. I don’t have a ‘worn photo’ for everything but I do have hand swatches for everything. I have so many selfies on my phone and its a miracle I even remember which lipstick out of my like 200+ that I am wearing that day.

Etude House Etoinette in POR202, Dear My Blooming Lips Talk in PK005, Minnie Mouse Pink.

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Two of the three lipsticks are stamped and I think they’re really pretty!

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I love Etude House and I think that they are affordable and worth checking out. They have a large range of different finishes and really, you could even just buy the lipstick for the packaging. Its just adorable. My favourite collection is the Etoinette collection and I can only find them on eBay now, I think that collection isn’t being stocked anymore, correct me if I’m wrong.

Lancôme Rouge in Love lipstick in 351B and gloss in 385:

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The third swatch is the gloss and lipstick combined. I really like the way that they look together. I got both of these while I was travelling in France at the end of last year so they’re extra special. Let me just say though that I never would have bought this shade if I knew that this was going to be such a bright pink. In Duty Free it looked like an everyday pink, so that was a bit of a bummer but I like this shade now and I wear it quite frequently.

Revlon Lip Butter in Peach Parfait and Super Lustrous Lipstick in Coralberry:

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The Lip Butters were really over hyped when they first came out and I think that may be why a lot of people don’t give them much attention now because they definitely aren’t worth that amount of hype. However, I do think that they are still a great product. Peach Parfait has little flecks of gold in it so if you don’t like glitter then I wouldn’t recommend it but I think that this is such a perfect colour to wear with coral, gold and peachy makeup, like in the photo above. Coralberry is one of my favourite Revlon lipsticks. I’d been running around looking for it for months and none of the Priceline’s in my area had it but I eventually found it and I just love it. It is a peachy orange colour and I think it really suits Summer.

Rimmel Stay Glossy in 640 All Day Seduction, Apocalips in Stellar, Moisture Renew in Back to Fuchsia and In Love With Ginger:

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I don’t use the Rimmel glosses enough, they’re really nice. I especially think that this gloss would compliment a lot of the lipsticks that I’m talking about in this post. I think most people know about the Apocalips or Show Offs, I don’t wear them very much because they’re a little bit too creamy for me BUT HAVE A LOOK AT THAT PIGMENTATION. It looks like I’ve swiped paint on to my hand! Stellar is a gorgeous orange red and I definitely plan on wearing this a heck of a lot in Spring and Summer. The new formula of the Moisture Renew line are more… creamy? They felt more like their regular line before they were revamped and I think I like them better the old way but the new colours in the new formula are perfection. In Love With Ginger has a hint of red in it so it isn’t such a stark orange colour, I think that it is pretty wearable.

Covergirl lipstick in Spellbound:

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I LOVE this lipstick. I had only ever tried Covergirl foundation and mascara until the start of this year when I found out that this is a dupe for MAC’s Girl About Town. They are creamy but not too creamy and this one in particular has great pigmentation.

Rimmel Lasting Finish in Firecracker:

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Firecracker is a really pretty coral red, I think that it is pretty unique and I’d recommend checking it out!

Milani Color Statement in Hot Pink Rage:

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I have a deep love for the Milani Color Statement range. I have to buy them on Cherry Culture though so I do a lot of research before I buy them. I have all three matte shades and I think that they are fantastic. They smell great, they look great, and they make you feel great. Great, great, great.

MAC Speak Louder, Speed Dial and Crosswires:

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I love these MAC lipsticks. Speak Louder is a colour I bought on a whim and I still am unsure if I regret it or not. I love the lipstick but I think I have lots like it. Speed Dial is really pretty! Speed Dial and Crosswires were also France purchases that were bought in the middle of France winter, ready for me to come back to Australian summer (bleh). All of these are cremesheens.

Maybelline Vivids in Hot Plum, Fuchsia Flash, Shocking Coral and Vivid Rose:

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I love these lipsticks! They are the best of the Maybelline lip range in my opinion. They are highly pigmented and they stain your lips nicely so when the colour does wear off, you’re left with a pretty stain. We still don’t have the matte collection in Australia so I might have a different opinion on what is the best in the range when they arrive but from what they have in our stores, I definitely think that these are the best. And there are some more wearable shades in this collection, so if you are looking for something more toned down, you could probably find it.

Sportsgirl Pout About It lipsticks in Catwalk Queen and Mad About You:

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Bright Pink Lipstick Day

I don’t hear much about these lipsticks and I think that might be because they are part of a clothing store brand some of their lipsticks are great! Check out those colours!

Bourjois Rouge Velvet in Pink Pong and Color Boost Balm in Orange Punch:

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I love the Rouge Velvet creams (minus Grand Cru) but I don’t like the price, if you ever see these on sale for a decent price, snap them up! The Color Boost Balm is much like every other balm stick on the market, its cheaper than the Revlon ones but it is also less pigmented. I love the colour though.

Australis Velourlips in MI-A-MEE:

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This is one of my absolute favourite lip products! I love the colour and I love love love the lasting power of these lipsticks! If you don’t want the heat to melt away your hard work, I’d recommend picking this up!

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Antwerp:

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The tube looks very orange in this photo and I apologise because I didn’t notice it until it was on my computer. The swatch is true to colour though. I was struggling to get the product out as I think this has started drying up on me but this is a great product and it smells amazing.

I hope that you found this post helpful! What lip colours and combinations do you want to be wearing this Spring/Summer?

ArrivederLa xxx