February Favourites

Hi guys, gals, and non-binary pals!

Another month has come to an end and therefore, another favourites post needs to be produced haha. I had a bit of an off month this month and I don’t have many favourites but the items that did make it into my favourites are products that I really really love and can see myself using them for the rest of the year! I hope that you enjoy!


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100 Days of Makeup 65-71

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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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Updated MAC Dupes list!

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Tomorrow is my two year blogiversary and I thought, what better way to celebrate than recreating my first and most popular post on my blog. My MAC Lipstick Dupes list is quite old now and this time around, I wanted to have it focus on lipsticks that are more easily available in Australia because my last one was like most others and it featured particular shades that we don’t have in Australia. I will list the prices beside the dupes so that you can see the saving and I will also leave links to where you can buy the dupes.  For reference, MAC lipsticks are $36 in Australia. If you know of any dupes for shades that have no dupe, please feel free to let me know 🙂 I hope this is helpful!

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My MAC Lipstick Collection 2015

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Today, I thought that it would be fun to share my MAC lipstick collection with you all. I have 13 lipsticks but as I was writing this post, the MAC Magic of the Night collection was released and I bought two more lipstick but they won’t be in this post 😦 I will share them with you guys when they arrive, if not, I’m sure I’ll post them on my instagram. I hope that you enjoy this post!




Royal Ball (LE)


As you guys will know if you read my MAC x Cinderella Collection escapades, this lipstick was really annoying to get my hands on. I’m glad that I finally have it but the colour doesn’t suit me very well. I don’t mind though because I really just wanted this as a collectors item.

Viva Glam V


This was my first ‘nude’ MAC lipstick. I was so happy with this purchase because the lipstick suits me well and I love that the proceeds go to the MAC AIDS fund. If you know anything about me, you’ll know I love to buy products that take a portion or all of the profits and give them to charities or organisations that are doing a really good thing.



This is my most favourite MAC lipstick. It is the perfect nude colour and it goes with anything. I couldn’t be happier that I have this lipstick in my life.



This lipstick is so popular and it is popular for good reason. It is the perfect pinky-neutral colour. I’d definitely recommend picking it up if it is ever available because it sells out super duper quickly. Thanks, Kylie.



I remember buying this colour with a friend. I’d bought Heroine and Mehr together and I was so excited because they were both so gorgeous. Now that I have Mehr and Brave, they do seem a bit similar and if you were on a budget, I’d say that you probably don’t need both shades. Mehr is a bit darker so maybe if you had deeper skin, you might like Mehr more and you’d get a similar effect to what Brave might give on a lighter skin.



Speed Dial


I believe that I picked this shade up when I was coming back from France. I really like this colour and it is perfect for spring and summer but it isn’t a colour that I’m usually drawn to. I am, however, glad that I own this one. Good choice, past Sarah.



This was another lipstick that I picked up when I was flying home from France. I had been trying to sell it for a while but now I think that I’ll just keep it. I don’t wear these colours very often but I’m sure that I can find a time to wear it.

Speak Louder


I bought this lipstick last summer and it must have been on a whim because this is another colour that I’m generally not drawn to because it is quite warm. However, with the right makeup, this one can look really flattering on my skin tone.





This was my first ever MAC lipstick and I remember umming and aaahhing about purchasing it for about 3 months. I used to be able to pick it out immediately when I was looking for it at MAC counters. I was obsessed with it and then I finally bought it and lost it in the same week. It reappeared the day that I was packing for France so I brought it along with me. I still love this lipstick so much and regularly wear it.



This lipstick is so underrated. It looks so pretty on so many people. I bought this one on a whim too when I was a bit flustered at Dubai MAC in the Duty Free. The lipstick that I really wanted wasn’t available so I just looked at the lipsticks and said, ‘I’ll take this one then, thank you’. And I’m so glad that I did! I love this colour!

Flat Out Fabulous


This shade is a favourite for a lot of people. It is so flattering and highly pigmented. Funny story, I was creating the first image in this post and as I opened this tube of lipstick, the lipstick part flew out of the tube and I had a mini heart attack. $36 dollars flashed before my eyes. Luckily, It is alright, as you can see, I took the individual photo after the rocket launch. It just doesn’t completely close into the tube anymore so I need to be a bit careful with it.



I love this purple from MAC. It is super gorgeous but sometimes I find it a little hard to pull off. I thought that it was because it was very purple but since wearing Jeffree Star’s I’m Royalty, that isn’t the reason. It might just be too pink of a grape purple to be as flattering as it could be. Nonetheless, I still love this lipstick. I just need to get into the habit of wearing it more!



Russian Red


I love this red lipstick so much that I bought drugstore reds that were a similar colour to this so that I wasn’t always wearing this colour and wasting it. That sounds so stupid but I don’t want it to run out haha. I was tossing up between this shade and Ruby Woo but because this one is more comfortable and has more depth, I went with Russian Red and I’m really happy that I did.


I also had two more shades, Chatterbox and Sweetie but I sold them on Depop. Sweetie was too close to Plumful and I just didn’t like it as much and Chatterbox was a little too warm for me to really enjoy it on my skin tone so I am glad that they’ve found new homes ❤


I hope that you enjoyed this post! What are your favourite MAC Lipsticks?

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Products that I Can’t Live Without!

I’m so glad to be back to my regular posts now that I’ve finally finished uni, I have so many things that I want to talk about and I’m so excited to share things with you guys again at my own pace. One post per day really knocked me out. So, here I am today talking about products that I use either daily or close to that I just can’t be without. I travel a lot and I have to pack makeup a lot so I think I’ve mastered what my makeup necessities are.


The first product that I want to talk about is my beauty sponge. I’ve been using the Chi Chi Beauty Sponge in Yellow for 2 months and I only just got a new one. There are a couple of different versions of the sponge and I don’t know if this one is any better or worse than the other sponges for what I use it for but I do know that it has made my makeup look so much better than any foundation brush ever has.


I mainly use the flat part of the sponge to apply my foundation and then use the tip to apply concealer under my eyes and on the sides of my nose, any hard to reach areas. I haven’t used the Beauty Blender so I am not able to compare those two beauty sponges but this works fine for me and it’s under $5. You can’t go wrong!


This next product is something that I am honestly so sad about because it has been discontinued and if I want to purchase it, I have to pay at least triple the RRP. The product that I’m talking about is NYX Powder Blush in Taupe.


I use this product every day that I leave the house. It is the best contouring product that I have ever used and I, like many others, are so sad that it has been discontinued because it is an absolute necessity for me. Luckily, I bought my blush about a year ago and I have hardly made a dent, so I’m hoping that it will still last a good amount of time, at least long enough for me to find something else to replace it with. I may give in and buy one at triple the price just so that I will have the product for years to come.


This next product will be a no-brainer for those of you who’ve been here a while. I’ve loved this product since the instant I swatched it at the MAC counter in my Myer store. I had been looking for my perfect nude lipstick for the longest time and I found it, with a $36 price tag. And all I can say is, it is totally worth the price.

61doMelM85L._SY355_The last time that I made a post wearing this lipstick was when I did the Kida makeup for Disney Week. If I ever don’t know what to wear with a makeup look, I know I can just throw on Modesty and the whole look will be complete. If I could only pick one lipstick to have for the rest of my life, I would pick this one.

pink-divider-no-background-mdThis is a newer purchase but I’ve already used it so much and I absolutely adore it so I thought that I would mention it here. I have been absolutely loving MAC’s Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Vintage Selection. I bought it after I’d finished my French oral exam last week and I’ve used it every day.


This is a gorgeous champagne-pink cream shadow that lasts all day on my oily eye lids without setting it. Its like magic and I’m all about it! Best thing I’ve purchased in a long time.

pink-divider-no-background-mdSo I hope that you all enjoyed this little post! What products can’t you live without?

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Disney Week: Kida Makeup

Yesterday was the anniversary of Atlantis: The Lost Empire and I just had to try to do Princess Kidagakash ‘Kida’ Nedakh’s makeup. I mainly wanted an excuse to try and mimic her gorgeous teardrop facial tattoos. I love Kida so much and I feel like she is completely underrated as a character. It actually surprised me how many people didn’t even know who she was when I first showed people photos of this makeup. She’s a beautiful and intelligent character that has such a tragic story. It is hard not to love her! Also warning, I took so many photos because I was so excited about this!

So this is my Kida makeup look:

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As most of you know, I’m very pale and I was a little worried about doing this makeup because I don’t want to take away from those who have darker olive skin because Atlantis is supposedly located in the Mediterranean Sea. Apart from its location, Kida herself is described as having tanned skin, blue eyes and white hair. I don’t have any of these features naturally so I needed some extra assistance haha. I used my darkest foundation, L’Oreal True Match in N2 and used a darker pressed powder, Australis Fresh and Flawless in the lightest shade. I love both products but they are both too dark for me, especially now. Thankfully Australis is coming out with new colours of their Fresh and Flawless and I hope that I will be able to find my shade in the new colours! I also definitely want to get True Match in N1, hopefully that will match me.

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For Kida’s tattoo, I used two NYX Jumbo Pencils. I used Milk as a base to sketch out the colour and to lighten the next shade, which was Peacock. I like how it turned out, it would have looked nicer if the lines were crisp but we can’t all be perfect like Kida. Kida has beautiful blue eyes, so I thought I’d wear GEO Nudy Golden Blue CH932 contacts and I think that they worked perfectly. They aren’t large but they do have a black outline, which kind of make my eyes stand out more and look a bit cartoony. I also tried to do a neutral eye with big natural lashes to make my eyes stand out even more. Kida has a wing in the cartoon and she also has a pretty pronounced inner corner so I chose to highlight that area a lot instead of using an eyeliner to make it more cat-like. If I’d have had a brown liquid liner, I’d have probably attempted it.

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For my lips, I wanted something nice and neutral but not too brown, so I chose MAC Modesty, my favourite MAC lipstick. Honestly, I don’t know what I would do without this thing. I also didn’t chop up this wig to make it more accurate because I don’t actually plan on cosplaying Kida anytime soon. I love this wig too much to chop it up so I just took some photos with the middle part of the fringe down. I this that this gave a similar effect without destroying a wig.

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When I think about Kida, I think about the little crystal necklace that I used to wear all the time. The Atlanteans wear crystal necklaces to keep themselves alive and I was obsessed with jewelry being so special that you literally couldn’t live without it, so I wore the necklace every day for about two months. I also think about how much I enjoyed Atlantis: The Lost Empire and how I had a crush on Milo.

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MAC Lipstick Dupes~

I have compiled a list of MAC Lipstick dupes that I have seen on the internet and in person. I will probably continually update this as I’m very picky about what I would consider a dupe and what I would just consider similar and I will also update this if I find more dupes. I own 13 MAC lipsticks and I’ve compared friend’s collections, I also have a very large lipstick collection. I will highlight the lipsticks I own and if I have tested them side by side I will say how they are different.

  • MAC Amorous: Rimmel – Stare At Me
  • MAC Angel: ELF – Classy, Avon –  Pout, Maybelline – Born With It (exact), Revlon – Pink Pout, Rimmel – Airy Fairy, NYX – Sky Pink
  • MAC Blankety: Essence – Creamy Nude
  • MAC Bombshell: NYX – Georgia
  • MAC Brave: NYX – Thalia, Maybelline – Pink Brown
  • MAC Candy Yum Yum: Milani – Rose Hip, Maybelline – Fuchsia Flash, NYX – Shocking Pink, Sportsgirl – Mad About You
  • MAC Captive:
  • MAC Chatterbox: NYX – Louisiana, L’Oreal – Pink Fever, Milani – Fruit Punch
  • MAC Cherish: Rimmel Kate – 03, Revlon – Fleshtone, Rimmel – Nude, W7 Mega Matte – Nude
  • MAC Chili: Maybelline – Fatal Red, Revlon – Raspberry, Revlon – Crimson, Maybelline Superstay – Red Passion
  • MAC Cosmo: Rimmel Kate – 06/08
  • MAC Costa ChicRevlon – Coralberry, Maybelline – Hola, NYX – Margarita
  • MAC Craving: Maybelline – Party Pink, Milani – Plumrose
  • MAC Creme CupMaybelline – Born With It (more sparkle), Maybelline – Pink Please, Avon – Pout
  • MAC Creme d’Nude: ELF – Natural Nymph, Revlon – Nude Attitude, Revlon – Soft Nude
  • MAC Creme De La FemmeRimmel – Asia, Revlon – Satin Plum, Milani – Pink Chiffon
  • MAC Creme In Your Coffee: Maybelline – Blushing Brunette, Maybelline – Rose Velvet
  • MAC Crosswires: NYX – Berry, Covergirl – Fairytale
  • MAC Cyber: Revlon – Va Va Violet, NYX – Almost Black, Rimmel Kate – 04
  • MAC Dark Side: Revlon – Black Cherry, Revlon – Wine Not, Rimmel – Starry Eyed
  • MAC DivaRimmel Kate Velvet – 107
  • MAC Fabby: Revlon – Satin Plum
  • MAC Fanfare: NYX – Tea Rose, Rimmel – Rose Blush
  • MAC Faux: Maybelline – Pinky Beige
  • MAC Film Noir: L’Oreal – Hot Fudge
  • MAC Flat Out Fabulous:
  • MAC Fleshpot: ELF – Natural Nymph, NYX – Echo, NYX – Nude
  • MAC Freckletone: Revlon – Creme Brulee
  • MAC Gel: Revlon – Sparkling Cider
  • MAC Girl About TownMaybelline – Hot Plum (more neon), Covergirl – Spellbound (tiny bit more purple), Revlon – Fuschia, Rimmel – In Vogue, Revlon Lip Butter – Lollipop, NYX – Chloe
  • MAC Heroine:
  • MAC High Tea: Rimmel – Airy Fairy, Milani – Amaretto, Revlon – Champagne on Ice, Maybelline – Nearly There
  • MAC Honeylove: L’Oreal – Fairest Nude, Rimmel Kate – 14
  • MAC Hot Gossip: L’Oreal Pucker Up Pink, Revlon Lip Butter – Sugar Plum
  • MAC Hue: Rimmel – Foxy
  • MAC Hug Me: Revlon – Blush Chrome, Maybelline – Beige For Good
  • MAC Impassioned: Revlon – Love That Pink, Rimmel Kate – 06, Milani – Flamingo Pose, Chi Chi – Fashion Police
  • MAC Kinda Sexy: Revlon – Mauve It Over, NYX Soft Matte – Stockholm
  • MAC Lady Danger: Revlon – Fire and Ice
  • MAC Lickable: Rimmel Moisture Renew – Violet Pop
  • MAC Lovelorn: Revlon Lip Butter – Strawberry Shortcake
  • MAC Lustering: Revlon Lip Butter – Sorbet
  • MAC Red: NYX – Electra, Milani – Berry Rick
  • MAC Mehr:
  • MAC Midimauve: Revlon – Smokey Rose, Maybelline – Totally Toffee
  • MAC Modesty: L’Oreal – Forever Frappe
  • MAC Morange: Rimmel Moisture Renew – In Love With Ginger, NYX – Sunflower
  • MAC Myth: Elf – Natural Nymph, Revlon – Nude Attitude
  • MAC O: Revlon – Copperglow Berry, Jordana – Bahama Bronze, Prestige – Fudge Brownie, Revlon – Mulled Cider
  • MAC Patisserie: NYX Soft Matte – Istanbul
  • MAC Peachstock: Revlon – Nude Attitude, NYX – Orange Soda
  • MAC Pink Nouveau: Revlon – Stormy Pink, NYX – Summer Breeze
  • MAC Plastique: L’Oreal – Sandstone
  • MAC Please Me: Jordana – Pink Passion, NYX Soft Matte – Istanbul, Revlon – Pink Pout
  • MAC Plumful: Maybelline – Yummy Plummy
  • MAC Politely Pink: Revlon – Luminous Pink
  • MAC Pure Zen: Revlon Lip Butter – Creamsicle
  • MAC Ravishing: Revlon – Smoked Peach, Revlon – Peach Me, Sportsgirl – Fruit Tingle
  • MAC Rebel: Milani – Sangria, Rimmel – Starry Eyed, Revlon – Black Cherry
  • MAC Ruby Woo: Australis – Diva, Rimmel Kate Velvet – 111 Kiss of Life
  • MAC Russian Red: Prestige – Fatal Red, Rimmel – Red Fever, Revlon – Really Red, NYX Soft Matte – Monte Carlo (Lighter)
  • MAC Saint Germain: Innoxa – Baby Doll
  • MAC See Sheer: ELF – Seductive
  • MAC Show Orchid: L’Oreal – Wild Plum
  • MAC Shy Girl: Revlon – Just Enough Buff, Rimmel – Nude Delight, NYX – Pumpkin Pie
  • MAC Sin: Rimmel – Bordeaux
  • MAC Snob: Revlon – Pink Pout, Revlon – Primrose (creamier), NYX – Pale Pink, Revlon – Blush, Maybelline Superstay – Perpetual Peony
  • MAC Speed Dial: Rimmel Kate – 05, Revlon – Carnation, NYX – Paris
  • MAC Speak Louder:
  • MAC Sweetie:
  • MAC SyrupRimmel Moisture Renew – Vintage Pink
  • MAC Twig: Avon – Twig, Prestige – VIP, Maybelline – Afternoon Tea, NYX – Twig
  • MAC Up The AmpRevlon – Berry Haute, Rimmel – Heavenly, Maybelline – Braisenberry
  • MAC Vegas Volt: Revlon – Coralberry
  • MAC Velvet Teddy: Revlon – Mauve It Over, Rimmel – Spotlight Beige, ELF – Praline
  • MAC Violetta: Milani – Magenta Madness, Covergirl – Divine

I hope this is helpful! If there are any other dupes that you think I should, try, feel free to send me an email 🙂

ArrivederLa ❤