January Empties

Hi guys, gals, and non-binary pals!

Today I wanted to talk about all of the products that I’m saying goodbye to from the first month of 2018! With empties, I started them because I tried doing project pans and they didn’t work for me so I thought sharing my empties would be more interesting and a lot less pressure for me. Something I wanted to introduce this year was a running total of all of the products used this year and the value of the products used so that I could see how much I’d actually used up! I’m really excited about it. I hope that you enjoy and I hope that you find this interesting!

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Rouche Boutique: All of Your Favourites in One Place

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I haven’t spoken about my love for this store in a while and I’m pretty mad at myself for not doing so because they have a great selection of products AND they have the best customer service in the world. This isn’t a sponsored post, they don’t even know that I’m making this post. I’m just sharing the love because I want everyone to have the fantastic experiences that I’ve had with this store. So, without further ado, let’s get on to the recommendations!

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Rouche Boutique

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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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Liptember Week 4!

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Welcome to the last Liptember post! I can’t believe how quickly the month has whizzed by and how I have worn 30 different lip colours without a day off. I think a little pat on the back is deserved here haha. My little makeup heart is aching to wear nudes again and after today, I will be glad to go back to not having any makeup restrictions. As always, if you aren’t sure what Liptember is all about, you can learn more about Liptember here and you can donate here!

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Day 22 – Australis Velourlips – MUM-BAI

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Day 23 – NYX Butter Lipstick – Hunk

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Day 24 – Shanghai Suzy – Miss Ally AMETHYST (Purchase Here)

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Day 25 – Maybelline Vivid – Fuchsia Flash

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Day 26 – L’Oreal – Cocorico

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Day 27 – Runway Room – The Governor

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Day 28 – Shanghai Suzy – Miss Victorine (Purchase Here)

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Day 29 – NARS – Schiap

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Day 30 – Bite Beauty – Bramble

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Overall, I think that Liptember went pretty well. I think that I was able to talk to quite a few people about mental health, more than usual and I think that by doing something for so long, it shows people that it is important and it is worth paying attention to. I would have loved to have had more opportunities to wear more blue lipsticks and greens, but with my 2 year anniversary, numerous university oral presentations and the Hair and Makeup Trade Show, I didn’t feel like all situations allowed for those kind of colours. I also bought a tonne of nude or neutral lipsticks during September, which made it really hard for me to continue the challenge because I kept wanting to wear my new colours. Ultimately, wearing bright lipstick might not help bring awareness to mental health, but being involved in a challenge and actively talking about it has helped make it as successful as it has been. I was able to raise almost $150 and there is still time to donate to me on my challenge now that it has been completed.

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I hope that you’ve all enjoyed my Liptember posts. I would really like to do it again next year and I’m sure I could do it better next year with more lip colours and better planning haha. If you would still like to donate to my challenge, you can do so here.

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If you are interested, you can click here for week 1 , week 2 and here for week 3!

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Liptember Week 1!

Hey guys!

Today I wanted to share my first week of Liptember lip colour choices! I also want to talk about my experiences and how successful this challenge has been. If you don’t know about Liptember, you can read about it here, and if you do and you would like to support, you can do that here! On to the lip colours!

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Day 1 – JEFFREE STAR – BLUE VELVET (Purchase here)

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Day 2 – Australis Velourlips – TOK-I-O

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Day 3 – Australis Velourlips – NY-CEE

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Day 4 – JEFFREE STAR – BLUE VELVET (Purchase here)

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Day 5 – Australis Velourlips – MAL-I-BOO

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Day 6 – Shanghai Suzy – Miss Ally AMETHYST (Purchase here)

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Day 7 – MAC – Russian Red

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I got to talk quite a lot about mental health this week. I spoke about it a lot with family, which is awesome! I got a tonne of compliments on my lip colours, even people on the bus stopped me to tell me that they were loving my lipstick. I absolutely LOVE the Jeffree Star lipsticks! I had to wear it twice in the week! I will have a review post with swatches and comparisons up very soon!

Remember that if you would like to donate, you can do so here!

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MOTD: Father’s Day

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Sorry that this post is a bit late, I had a test to study for and didn’t plan my time very well! Today I want to share my makeup look that I wore for Father’s Day and I also have a little story to go with it and maybe you guys have some ideas to help me out!

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Eyes
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette
Maybelline Hyper Sharp Wing Liner
CoverGirl Clump Crusher + Length

Lips
Shanghai Suzy – Miss Ally AMETHYST (Purchase here)

Face
NYX Blush in Taupe Discontinued
Max Factor Creme Puff Blush in Lavish Mauve
Essence In Bloom Highlighter Limited Edition

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So, after dinner, we were all mucking around and one of my new false nails bent back too far and came un-stuck haha. No nail damage or anything. So I went to go reapply it and I spilt my nail glue (Alpha Cyanoacrylate) on to my Black Milk Tale As Old As Time dress. the dress now feels like a frisbee in the area that I spilt it and I’m not sure how to soften it. There’s not much that I can do because I can’t soak it, I can’t use acetone (nail polish remover) or anything you’d normally do to remove the glue. If you can think of anything that might save the dress, I’d appreciate it!

I hope that you enjoyed your Father’s Day celebrating your fathers or father figures. Here are some pictures of me and my father figures

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4 Exciting New Products in My Collection!

I was sitting here watching Legally Blonde the Musical and I felt the need to express my love for some new items in my makeup collection. I’ve slowed down my purchasing lately, I haven’t felt a great need to purchase anything which is kinda annoying now that I have my Priceline cash back voucher (which was $32.52! I’m so ashamed). But today I’m going to talk about 4 items that I got last month that I’ve really been loving!

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L to R: Shanghai Suzy Lipsticks in Miss Tanielle and Victorine, Milani Moisture Matte in Matte Orchid and Matte Confident.

I bought these products from Rouche Boutique, it is an Australian website that sells some awesome brands that are often harder to find within Australian stores. They are super friendly and I’ve only ever had good experiences with them!

I’d been wanting to try the Shanghai Suzy lipsticks for a while but I never had a good excuse until I saw that Rouche Boutique were having a sale so I quickly snapped up two colours that I knew I’d like so that I could test out the formula. The colours that I purchased were Miss Tanielle DESERT ROSE and Miss Victorine CLASSIC RED. 

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Miss Tanielle is popular for good reason. The colour is really beautiful. I usually hate browns on myself but it is quite mauvey and I think that’s how I can get away with wearing it. It gives a similar effect to how NYX Matte Lipstick in Butter looks on me. Miss Victorine is a really beautiful red. It is a lot like other colours that I own but it is definitely one of the higher quality reds that I have. It is brighter than the other red that I will be talking about later on.

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You could totally change the colours up with some lip liner. I wore Miss Tanielle on its own and was quite comfortable with how it looked. Best part about these lip products is that they are pigmented and they hardly transfer! I only noticed real colour loss when I was eating and even then, it faded really nicely. I’d highly recommend this product!

I love Milani lip colours, that’s no secret. In the regular line, Sangria is my favourite shade. In fact, almost all of the lip colours I bought from the original line were matte so I was really interested to see how these were going to be. The colour that I was really interested in purchasing wasn’t in stock so I bought the next best colours, Matte Orchid and Matte Confident.

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These colours are gorgeous. They are pigmented and they aren’t drying at all. I found Sangria to be a bit drying when I wore it but the other mattes from the original line were fine. These felt like a different kind of matte formula. They felt much more creamy but definitely dried matte and they still felt familiar.

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I have a lot of colours like Matte Confident and I think this colour is definitely up in my top favourites. Matte Orchid is stunning. Its vibrant and beautiful and I definitely think that I will get a lot of use out of it!

If you are interested in picking up any products from Rouche Boutique, you can use my discount code and receive 10% off of your order! The code is ‘PASTELSPARKLES’ and you can use it on everything except Sigma Beauty products and sale items, of course.  Rouche Boutique have many other items that I know are on a lot of people’s wishlists so it is definitely worth checking out!

I hope that you’re all having a beautiful day.

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