August Empties

Hi guys, gals and non-binary pals

It’s time for another empties post! We’re almost at the end of the month and by now, I’ve probably finished everything that I’m likely to finish by Friday so I thought I’d chat about what is moving out of my beauty stash today!

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September Wishlist

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Today, I wanted to talk about a few things that I’ve been really lusting after over the past few weeks. There’ve been a tonne of new releases from brands or holiday teases but I’m not really feeling anything I’ve seen just yet. However, there were a couple of products that have either launched recently or have been revealed that I really wanted to share with you all!

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100 Days of Makeup: 16-22

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This week was definitely mostly about the eyes. Looking back at my Instagram feed, I think I want to vary it up a little bit more for next week. I’m really happy with how most of these turned out and I hope that you enjoy them!

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Journey to Cruelty Free #2

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If you haven’t read my first post in my cruelty free series, I’d recommend you start there before reading this one. In this post, I am going to be talking about the percentage of my collection that is cruelty free and how easy it is for me to create a cruelty free face of makeup with the products that I already own. I hope that you enjoy!

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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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Review: Sleek i-Divine Palette in Garden of Eden

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As most people know by now, Sleek is now available at most Target stores. It kinda dropped on us out of nowhere! There were no announcements, no tease photos. People just waltzed into the store like normal and found Sleek there and theBalm! I’m crazy excited that it is now available in Australia because there were a few things that I’d been meaning to order from Sleek’s website but I just never got around to it. Now we can get it from our own cities for a comparable price! Now, on to the review!

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Sleek MakeUP is a brand that is suited to people of all skin tones. It is intended to be pigmented enough for any skin to wear, not just pale people, which I think is just fantastic. The eyeshadow palettes (maybe all powder products?) are mineral based, which is also fantastic. The website doesn’t give too much of this info away, I had to do a bit of digging to find that out.

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The Garden of Eden palette is inspired by nature and by the biblical garden after which it is named. I am so drawn to anything earthy and nature inspired and I had my eye on this palette when it was first released last year but I was nervous to have it shipped and arrived broken.

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The palette has a full sized mirror on the lid, which I know is going to be a huge draw to this palette, and it has 12 beautiful shades ranging from bronze, mauve, and green. The packaging in general is quite ‘sleek’ haha. It is really simple and allows the product to speak for itself. Because of it’s size, the palette is also really handy for travel. The closure is really secure and I often find it hard to open the palette, so you know that there isn’t much of a risk of the palette being opened in your bag.

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Here are the shade names. You can see how they’ve been inspired by the Garden of Eden with names like; Tree of Life, Python, Eve’s Kiss, Adam’s Apple and Paradise on Earth.

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Here is a better look at the shades. There are 7 shimmery shades (Gates of Eden, Eve’s Kiss, Paradise on Earth, Python, Fig, Evergreen, Fauna), 3 true matte shades (Flora, Adam’s Apple, Tree of Life) and 2 shades that are matte with glitter in them (Forbidden, Entwined) but the shimmer doesn’t translate when swatched, so they may as well be considered matte shades.

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Here are all of the shadows swatched on my arm. My picture really doesn’t do the palette justice. I didn’t put any primer on and these are all one swipe swatches. The mattes are fantastic and they are so pigmented. I love using them. The shimmers are also very pretty and shimmery. They really make a statement on the eyelid! The only shadow that is maybe a bit lacking is Adam’s Apple but that’s the nature of that sort of shade, if you pack it on, you’ll be able to get some good pigmentation.

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I’d really recommend this palette and I would recommend checking out their other palettes because they’re all really lovely. My favourite shades from this palette are Paradise on Earth (high shine), Fauna and Tree of Life. I don’t have anything negative to say about this palette. I’m honestly so happy with it and I’m getting so much use out of it. The colours suit each other so well.

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I hope that you’re all having a really lovely day!

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