Priceline 50% Off Cosmetics Haul

Hi guys, gals and non-binary pals!

Today I’m sharing my very small haul from the Priceline 50% off cosmetics sale! The sale is still on today so if you haven’t had a chance to go yet, you still have some time! I didn’t mention this in my last post but it’s also 40% off of gift packs and makeup bags as well, so if you’re looking to get some Christmas presents at an even better price, now is the time to go!

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Priceline 50% Off Cosmetics Wishlist

Hi guys, gals, and non-binary pas!

This thursday and friday, Priceline are doing a 50% off All Cosmetics sale! This includes all newly launched brands and new products, and just excludes gift packs, which I think is incredible!! There are so many products that I’ve been interested in picking up to review but I just didn’t want to spend the money and then this sale popped up! So today I wanted to talk about the products that I’m interested in picking up and later this week I’ll probably share what I did manage to pick up!

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Project Pan!

Hey guys!

As I said in my last post, I’m looking to downsize my collection and work through my non-cruelty-free items. While I’ve been on my cruelty-free journey, I’ve stopped buying so much makeup because I’m overwhelmed by what I have and cruelty-free stuff is just less readily available, honestly. I’ve been watching a lot of project pan, declutter and minimalism videos so I’ve been really inspired to go through my makeup, get rid of what I don’t like and use up what I need to use up before it goes bad. I’ve decided that I’m going to do my first project pan and this is going to be the introduction post where I show you the products and why I want to work through them!

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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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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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MOTD: Adele’s Hello

Hello… It’s me.

This song absolutely blew up on the internet and is still being sung constantly by pretty much everyone and their dog and I thought that it was about time that I honoured Adele’s gorgeous eyeliner and cheekbone contour by trying to recreate the look that she wore in the music video! I hope that you enjoy!

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I used this Nikkie Tutorials tutorial to help me recreate this look. Because I was using this tutorial as a guide, I was also using a few elements that Nikkie was using from Adele’s SNL performance, like the glitter eyeliner.

 Slimming down the moon that is my face and clean eyeliner that suits hooded eyes are two things that I cherish. They’re also two things that Adele’s iconic makeup features. Michael Ashton is her regular makeup artist but I’m not sure if he was the makeup artist for this music video. If anyone knows who it was, I’d really appreciate it!

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Products Used:

L’Oreal Matte Primer
L’Oreal Miracle Touch Blur
Revlon ColorStay Oily/Combo in Ivory
Innoxa Under Eye Concealer
Australis Fresh N Flawless
NYX Powder Blush in Taupe
Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso
theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Makeup Geek Eyeshadows
(Vanilla Bean, Preppy, Barcelona Beach, Shimma Shimma, Ice Queen)
Chi Chi Brow Pomade in Blonde and Medium Brown
Maybelline Hyper Sharp Wing liner
NYX Glitter Liner in Silver
Essence Multi-Action Volume Mascara
MAC Blankety

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I don’t tend to go so heavy with my neutral eye makeup but I was loving how this turned out. With a nice set of falsies, this look would be perfect! I love the song and I adore the makeup. I also loved taking some photos of myself where I wasn’t being my regular, cutesy self.

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Thank you so much for reading my post and I hope that you are all having a fantastic day!

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MOTD: Father’s Day

Hey guys!

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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